Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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zirconium tetrachloride

A white, crystalline solid (ZrC 4 ), that reacts vigorously with water, and is prepared by the action of chlorine on a mixture of zircon or zirconium oxide and charcoal, or by the action of chlorine and carbon tetrachloride on the oxide at 800° C. The basic salt has tanning properties and is used in producing white leathers. (309 )

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