Sodium Silicate

CAS#:  6834-92-0

Synonyms: Silicic acid, sodium salt; water glass; soluble glass; liquid glass

Uses: Catalyst and silica gels, soaps and detergents, adhesives (especially sealing and lamminating paperboard containers), water treatment, bleaching and sizing of textiles and paper pulp, ore treatmeant, soil solidification, glass foam, pigments, drilling fluids, binder for abrasive wheels, foundry cores and molds, waterproofing motars and cements, flameretardant, chemical equipment lining, enhanced oil recovery.

Hazard: If large doses are ingested, some irritation of mucous membranes may occur, similar to that caused by caustic soda solution.