|Origin of Name
||From the Greek words anti, meaning opposed and
monos, meaning solitude or not alone
|Date and Place of Discovery
||Known to the ancients
- Nicolas Lemery described it first in 1707.
- It rarely occurs free in nature.
- It is often found in other ores such as
silver, copper, and
- Its ores are widely distributed.
- It does not react with air or water and does not react with fluorine,
chlorine or bromine.
- At high temperatures, it will ignite and burn in air.
- It and its compounds are toxic; however, potassium antimonyl tartrate is used in medicine.
- In some countries it was used as eye makeup for centuries.
- Flame proofing
- Rubber products
- Infrared detectors
- Small arms
- Tracer ammunition
- Cable sheathing
- Medicines such as
- Internal combustion engines