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A silvery white metallic element. It is used as a filter in x-ray machines to block x-rays over a certain wavelength. It is also added to some dental waxes to modify the hardening properties. Aluminium chloride hexahydrate is a powerful antiperspirant used in the treatment of excessive sweating.

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