About Silicates

Silicate Formula Diagram (Si-O)

Silicates are compounds containing a silicon-containing polyatomic anion. Most often, these anions feature a silicon atom in a tetrahedral arrangement such that it is surrounded by four oxygen atoms. These tetrahedra can occur singly, or joined together in various arrangements such as pairs or rings. Many compounds containing such silica oxyanions occur naturally as minerals, many of which are used in the production of ubiquitous materials such as Portland cement.

Additionally, non-oxygen-containing compounds can be considered silicates, as in the case of hexafluorosilicate—SiF62-. Hexafluorosilicates have application in the production of aluminum from ore, in water fluoridation, lead refining, organic synthesis, and the production of ceramics, concretes, and phosphors. Aluminosilicates are another important class of silicates: as the major components of many clay minerals, they have many industrial uses in the production of ceramics and building materials.

Recent Research & Development for Silicates

Zinc-/copper-substituted dicalcium silicate cement: advanced biomaterials with enhanced osteogenesis and long-term antibacterial properties., Zhang, Feng, Zhou Mingming, Gu Weizhong, Shen Zheng, Ma Xiaohui, Lu Fengling, Yang Xianyan, Zheng Youyang, and Gou Zhongru , J Mater Chem B, 2020 Jan 15, (2020)

Efficacy and safety of sodium zirconium cyclosilicate for hyperkalaemia: the randomized, placebo-controlled HARMONIZE-Global study., Zannad, Faiez, Hsu Bang-Gee, Maeda Yoshitaka, Shin Sug Kyun, Vishneva Elena M., Rensfeldt Martin, Eklund Stefan, and Zhao June , ESC Heart Fail, 2020 Jan 15, (2020)

Synthesis of Injectable Shear-Thinning Biomaterials of Various Compositions of Gelatin and Synthetic Silicate Nanoplatelet., Xue, Chengbin, Xie Huifang, Eichenbaum James, Chen Yi, Wang Yonggang, van den Dolder Floor W., Lee Junmin, Lee KangJu, Zhang Shiming, Sun Wujin, et al. , Biotechnol J, 2020 Feb 27, p.e1900456, (2020)

Recycled Glass as a Substitute for Quartz Sand in Silicate Products., Borek, Katarzyna, Czapik Przemysław, and Dachowski Ryszard , Materials (Basel), 2020 Feb 25, Volume 13, Issue 5, (2020)

Erbium-doped aluminophosphosilicate all-fiber laser operating at 1584 nm., Lord, Marie-Pier, Talbot Lauris, Boily Olivier, Boilard Tommy, Gariépy Guillaume, Grelet Sacha, Paradis Pascal, Boulanger Vincent, Grégoire Nicolas, Morency Steeve, et al. , Opt Express, 2020 Feb 03, Volume 28, Issue 3, p.3378-3387, (2020)

Bioactive tri/dicalcium silicate cements for treatment of pulpal and periapical tissues., Primus, Carolyn M., Tay Franklin R., and Niu Li-Na , Acta Biomater, 2019 Sep 15, Volume 96, p.35-54, (2019)

Chemical Stability and Antimicrobial Activity of Plasma-Sprayed Cerium Oxide-Incorporated Calcium Silicate Coating in Dental Implants., Qi, Shengcai, Wu Jinjin, Xu Yiwen, Zhang Yiming, Wang Raorao, Li Kai, and Xu Yuanzhi , Implant Dent, 2019 Sep 10, (2019)

Silicate bioceramics: from soft tissue regeneration to tumor therapy., Yu, Qingqing, Chang Jiang, and Wu Chengtie , J Mater Chem B, 2019 Sep 04, (2019)

Highly porous polycaprolactone scaffolds doped with calcium silicate and dicalcium phosphate dihydrate designed for bone regeneration., Gandolfi, Maria Giovanna, Zamparini Fausto, Esposti Micaela Degli, Chiellini Federica, Fava Fabio, Fabbri Paola, Taddei Paola, and Prati Carlo , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2019 Sep, Volume 102, p.341-361, (2019)

Evaluation of Physicochemical Properties of a New Calcium Silicate-based Sealer, Bio-C Sealer., Zordan-Bronzel, Cristiane Lopes, Torres Fernanda Ferrari Es, Tanomaru-Filho Mário, Chávez-Andrade Gisselle Moraima, Bosso-Martelo Roberta, and Guerreiro-Tanomaru Juliane Maria , J Endod, 2019 Oct, Volume 45, Issue 10, p.1248-1252, (2019)

The layered uranyl silicate mineral uranophane-β: crystal structure, mechanical properties, Raman spectrum and comparison with the α-polymorph., Colmenero, Francisco, Plášil Jakub, and Sejkora Jiří , Dalton Trans, 2019 Nov 12, Volume 48, Issue 44, p.16722-16736, (2019)

Study on the correlation between pore morphology of porous calcium silicate and high-capacity formaldehyde adsorption., Wang, Xiaoyan, Sun Junmin, Zhang Yongfeng, and Zhang Yinmin , Environ Technol, 2019 Nov 11, p.1-10, (2019)

Selective separation of bovine hemoglobin using magnetic mesoporous rare-earth silicate microspheres., Wang, Jundong, Tan Siyuan, Liang Qionglin, Guan Huiyuan, Han Qiang, and Ding Mingyu , Talanta, 2019 Nov 01, Volume 204, p.792-801, (2019)

Impacts of Egyptian propolis extract on rat cerebellum intoxicated by aluminum silicate: histopathological studies., Omar, Nahed A., Abu-Almaaty Ali H., El-Aziz Yasmin M. Abd, Abdeen Ahmed M., Mohamed Fatma El Zahraa, Hashem Mohamed M. M., and Hammad Seddik , Environ Sci Pollut Res Int, 2019 May 29, (2019)

Crack-healing during two-stage crystallization of biomedical lithium (di)silicate glass-ceramics., Belli, Renan, Lohbauer Ulrich, Goetz-Neunhoeffer Friedlinde, and Hurle Katrin , Dent Mater, 2019 May 24, (2019)