Hydrofluosilicic Acid

CAS#: 16961-83-4

Synonyms: Fluosilicic acid; fluorosilicic acid; hexafluorosilicic acid; hydrogen hexafluorosilicate; hydrosilicofluoric acid; hydrofluorosilicic acid.

Uses: Water fluoridation, ceramics (to increase hardness), disinfecting copper and brass vessels, hardening cement, etc., wood preservative and impregnating compounds, electroplating, manufacture of aluminum flouride, synthetic cryolite and hydrogen flouride, sterilizing bottling and brewing equipment (1-2% solution).

Hazard: Inhalation of vapor produces severe corrosive effect on mucous membrane.  Ingestion causes severe burns of mouth and stomach.  Contact with liquid or vapor causes severe burns of eyes and skin.   Air-Reactive