Magnesium Oxide

CAS#: 1309-48-4

Synonyms: Magnesia; calcined magnesia; magnesia alba; periclase

Uses: Refractories, especially for steel furnace linings, polycrystalline ceramic for aircraft windshields, electrical insulation, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, inorganic rubber accelerator, oxychloride and oxysulfate cements, paper manufacture, fertilizers, removal of sulfur dioxide from stack gases, adsorption and catalysis, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, food and feed additive.

Hazard: Toxic by inhalation of fume. TLV (Mg): 10 mg/m3