Magnesium Carbonate USP
Magnesium Carbonate is an inorganic salt that occurs as a white solid. It occurs in several hydrated forms such as anhydrous, monohydrate, dehydrate, trihydrate and pentahydrate.
Magnesium Carbonate is used in the production of Magnesium Oxide. It is also used in flooring, fireproofing, fire extinguishing components, dusting powder and toothpaste. It is also used as a filler material, smoke suppressant in plastics, a reinforcing agent in neoprene rubber, a drying agent, a laxative to loosen the bowels, and for color retention in foods. It is also used as a food additive and in taxidermy for whitening skulls.
Chemical Name: Magnesium Carbonate
Mol. Formula: MgCO3
Mol. Weight: 84.31 g/mol
CAS No.: 546-93-0
|Appearance||A fine, white powder|
|Solubility||Very slightly soluble in water and insoluble in alcohol.|
|Microbial enumeration test||Absence of Escherichia Coli|
|Soluble salts||Maximum 1%|
|Acid insoluble substances||Maximum 0.05%|
|Heavy metals||Maximum 0.003%|
|Organic volatile impurities||Passes test|
|Residual solvents||Passes test|
|Assay||Not less than 40% and not more than 43.5% of MgO|
Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.
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