aluminum sulfate

aluminum sulfate
aluminum sulfate n a colorless salt Al2(SO4)3 that is a powerful astringent and is used as a local antiperspirant and in water purification

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[USP] a powerful astringent, Al2(SO4)3·xH2O, used topically as a local antiperspirant; also used as a pharmaceutical necessity in the preparation of aluminum subacetate topical solution.

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