gold chloride

noun
a yellow to red, water-soluble compound, AuCl 3 , used chiefly in photography, gilding ceramic ware and glass, and in the manufacture of purple of Cassius.
Also called gold trichloride.
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To fix the image, the plate was immersed in a solution of sodium thiosulfate or salt and then toned with gold chloride.
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