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Sodium Metasilicate


Sodium Metasilicate

Sodium Metsilicate Details:

The use of sodium metasilicate is authorized by FDA as a boiler water additive for the production of steam that will contact food pursuant to 21 CFR and as a GRAS substance pursuant to 21 CFR a for use in washing and lye peeling of fruits, vegetables, and nuts; as a denuding agent for tripe; a hog scald agent in removing hair; and as a corrosion preventative in canned and bottled water.


Physical State : Solid

Appearance : Granular

Color : White

Odor : Odorless

Molecular Formula : Na2SiO3.5H2O

Boiling Point/Range : Not applicable

Melting Point/Range : 162 F (72.2 C)

Vapor Pressure : Not applicable

Specific Gravity (water=1) : Not applicable

Bulk Density : 54 - 60 lbs/ft3 (loose)

Water Solubility : 28%

PH : 12.4 (1% aqueous solution)

Volatility : Not applicable

Flash point : Not flammable