Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Antimony trioxide

  • Antimony trioxide is the inorganic compound with the formula Sb2O3 it is the most important commercial compound of antimony. 
  • It is found in nature as the minerals valentinite and senarmontite.
  • Like most polymeric oxides, Sb2O3 dissolves in aqueous solutions only with hydrolysis
  • When used as a flame retardant, antimony trioxide is often used in combination with halogenated compounds. Antimony trioxide is used as a synergist to enhance the activity of the halogenated flame retardant

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