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Thread: Strontium Aluminate Smell?

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    Default Strontium Aluminate Smell?

    I just received some glow powder I ordered.

    I would normally have ordered from glowinc, but for this project, quantity was more important than having absolutely the best quality (star ceiling for my 8 year old son)

    I got 1oz for $7.50, which is a pretty good price.



    Thing is, this stuff smells!

    It's not overpowering, but it's definitely detectable if I put my nose to the bag.

    It smells like vinegar and bad eggs.



    I understood that zinc sulfide was the stinky one, and sulfur compounds often have a rotten egg smell.



    The smell doesn't matter as it will disappear when the powder is enclosed in paint, just want to make sure I got what I paid for?

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    Default Re: Strontium Aluminate Smell?

    I suspect that the glow powder was zinc sulfide based or at least has become contaminated. Strontium aluminate powders should have no odor.

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    Default Re: Strontium Aluminate Smell?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbeat View Post
    I just received some glow powder I ordered.

    I would normally have ordered from glowinc, but for this project, quantity was more important than having absolutely the best quality (star ceiling for my 8 year old son)

    I got 1oz for $7.50, which is a pretty good price.



    Thing is, this stuff smells!

    It's not overpowering, but it's definitely detectable if I put my nose to the bag.

    It smells like vinegar and bad eggs.



    I understood that zinc sulfide was the stinky one, and sulfur compounds often have a rotten egg smell.



    The smell doesn't matter as it will disappear when the powder is enclosed in paint, just want to make sure I got what I paid for?
    Yes, you got what you paid for

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