cadmium sulfate

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cadmium sulfate

n.
A colorless crystalline carcinogenic compound, CdSO4, that is water soluble and is used in pigments, phosphors, electroplating, and as an antiseptic.
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The researchers mixed tea leaf extract with cadmium sulphate (CdSO4) and sodium sulphide (Na2S) and allowed the solution to incubate, a process which causes quantum dots to form.
The cadmium yellow (cadmium sulphide, CdS) used by Van Gogh was a relatively new pigment, of which it has recently been discovered that in unvarnished paintings, it oxidizes with air (to cadmium sulphate; CdSO4) making the pigments lose color and luminosity.