Silicon Dioxide MSDS

  • Posted on 13 Jul 2015
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Silicon Dioxide E551 MSDS

1. SUBSTANCE IDENTIFICATION

  • 1.1. Product Name: Silicon Dioxide E551
  • 1.2. Description: Silicon Dioxide E551 is a common chemical compound manufactured through mining and purification of the resulting mineral.
  • 1.3. Chemical Formula: SiO2
  • 1.4. Molecular weight: 60.08
  • 1.5. CAS #: 7631-86-9
  • 1.6. EINECS #: 231-545-4
  • 1.7. Manufactured by: China manufacturer.
  • 1.8. Supplied by: China Silicon Dioxide E551 manufacturer.
  • 1.9. Usage: In food as flow agent

2. Composition

  • 2.1. Silicon Dioxide: ≥ 96%
  • 2.2. Hazardous impurities: HEAVY MENTAL (AS PB) ≤20 mg/kg, Arsenic ≤3mg/kg, Lead ≤5 mg/kg, Mercury ≤1 mg/kg

3. Physical/Chemical Characteristics

  • 3.1. Physical State: Powder
  • 3.2. Appearance: White powder
  • 3.3. Odor: Odorless
  • 3.4. pH: 5.0~ 8.0 (10% solution)
  • 3.5. Melting point/range: 1,600 to 1,725 °C
  • 3.6. Boiling point: 2,230 °C
  • 3.7. Bulk density: 2.648 g/cm3
  • 3.8. Solubility: Insoluble

4. Stability/Reactivity

  • 4.1. Chemical Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures
  • 4.2. Shelf Life: 24 months period
  • 4.3. Hazardous decomposition: Not Applicable
  • 4.4. Hazardous polymerization: Will not occur
  • 4.5. Incompatible with: Not available

5. Handling/Storage

  • 5.1. Storage: Store in a cool and dry place and Keep away from strong light and heat
  • 5.2. Handling precaution: Keep away from heat. Keep away from sources of ignition. Empty containers pose a fire risk, evaporate the residue under a fume hood. Ground all equipment containing material. Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust.

6. Exposure Control

  • 6.1. Engineering Controls: Safety shower and eye bath. Provide exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep the airborne concentrations below their respective threshold limit value.
  • 6.2. Respiratory protection: NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator
  • 6.3. Eye Protection: Protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles
  • 6.4. Skin Protection: Wear appropriate protective gloves and clothes to minimize skin contact.
  • 6.5. Other: Consult professionals if Silicon Dioxide need to be handled under some special conditions.

7. Hazards Identification

  • 7.1. Hazardous overview: Silicon Dioxide is Slightly hazardous in case of inhalation, skin contact, ingestion or eye contact.
  • 7.2. Contact with eyes: May cause eye irritation.
  • 7.3. Contact with skin: May cause skin irritation.
  • 7.4. Ingestion: May cause irritation of the digestive tract.
  • 7.5. Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract irritation.
  • 7.6. Other: Not Applicable

8. First Aid Measures

  • 8.1. Contact with eyes: Flush immediately with plenty of water for 15 minutes and seek medical advice
  • 8.2. Contact with skin: Wash the affected area with water, remove contaminated clothing and launder before re-use. Seek medical advice if irritation develops or persists.
  • 8.3. Ingestion: Rinse mouth thoroughly with water and drink water afterwards.
  • 8.4. Inhalation: Remove from exposure, move to fresh air and seek medical advice immediately.

9. Fire and Explosion Data

  • 9.1. General information: Non-flammable
  • 9.2. Flash point: Not Applicable
  • 9.3. Ignition control: Not applicable
  • 9.4. Dust control: Keep the handling area with adequate ventilation
  • 9.5. Extinguishing Media: Not applicable
  • 9.6. Spills/Leaks: Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container

10. Transport Information

  • 10.1. No special requirements and no restrictions on transportation by land, sea or air.

11. Ecological Information

  • 11.1. Silicon Dioxide is not biodegradable, however the product itself will not affect environment.

12. Other Information

  • 12.1. The information in Silicon Dioxide E551 MSDS was obtained from current and reliable sources. However, the data is provided without any warranty, expressed or implied, regarding its correctness or accuracy. Since the conditions for use, handling, storage and disposal of this product are beyond our control, it is the responsibility of the user both to determine safe conditions for use of this product and to assume liability for loss, damage, or expense arising out of the products improper use. No warranty expressed or implied regarding the product described herein will be created by or inferred from any statement or omission in the Silicon Dioxide E551 MSDS. Various federal, state, or provincial agencies may have specific regulations concerning the transportation, handling, storage, use, or disposal of this product which may not be reflected in the Silicon Dioxide E551 MSDS. The user should review these regulations to ensure full compliance.
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