alumina trihydrate

noun

Definition of alumina trihydrate

:the trihydrate of alumina Al(OH)3 used primarily for its flame-retardant properties
  • The influence of the inorganic flame retardants, including alumina trihydrate (ATH) and borax … on the mechanical properties and flammability of high density polyethylene has been studied.
  • Journal of Technology and Science9 May 2010
Note: At approximately 350 degrees Fahrenheit, Al(OH)3 decomposes to Al2O3·3H2O, absorbing heat and releasing water vapor.
abbreviation ATH — compare aluminum hydroxide

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First Known Use of alumina trihydrate

1898


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