Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Realgar

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9800

\rē-al-gär, -gәr\ n [ME, fr. ML, fr. Catalan, fr. Arabic rahj al-ghār powder of the mine] (15c) As2S2. Arsenic disulfide mineral, which was used as a pigment under the name, “arsenic orange.” Its chemical and physical properties are similar to those of orpiment. In modern times, it is not used as a pigment because of its toxicity.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA