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Category: Chemistry Basics
Question: What is quicklime and what is it used for?
Keywords: quicklime,moisture,scavengers
Answer: Quicklime (Calcium Oxide) is an efficient scavenger of moisture in its dehydrated state. It's also cheap, compared to orthe scavengers such as silica gel, drierite, oxazolidines, etc. It is commonly found in water sensitive paint formulations (such as polyurethanes and polyureas).


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