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    Silicon Dioxide MSDS


    1. SUBSTANCE IDENTIFICATION

    • 1.1. Product Name: Silicon Dioxide
    • 1.2. Description: Silicon Dioxide 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: Foodchem International Corporation, Shanghai China.
    • 1.8. Supplied by: Foodchem International Corporation, Shanghai China.
    • 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. This Safety Data Sheet of Silicon Dioxide is based upon a limited review of Foodchem Internation Corporation files and standard Toxicological handbooks. We make no warranty of merchantability or any other warranty, express or implied, with respect to such information, and we assume no liability resulting from its use. Users should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the information for their particular purposes. In no event shall Foodchem International Corporation be liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any third party or for lost profits or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages, howsoever arising, even if Foodchem International Corporation has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

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