Magnesium Trisilicate BP
Magnesium trisilicate is an inorganic compound, appears as white powder. It is practically insoluble in water and ethanol.
It is used as a food additive and as an antacid.
|Character||It occurs as white or almost white powder.|
(a)It gives the reaction of silicate
(b)It gives the reaction of magnesium.
|Solubility||Practically insoluble in water and in ethanol (96%)|
|Water soluble salts||Not more than 1.5%|
|Chlorides||Not more than 500 ppm|
|Sulfates||Not more than 0.5%|
|Arsenic||Not more than 4 ppm|
|Heavy Metals||Not more than 40 ppm|
|Loss on ignition||Between 17% to 34%|
|Acid absorbing capacity||Specified Test|
A. Magnesium oxides
B. Silicon dioxide
(a) Not less than 29.0 % (ignited substance).
(b) Not less than 65.0 % (ignited substance).
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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