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.

Silicates Products

Aluminosilicate Glass Sheet Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate Aluminum Silicate
Aluminum Silicate Nanoparticles Aluminum Silicon Oxide Ammonium Hexafluorosilicate
Barium Silicate Bentonite Bentonite Nanoclay
Beryllium Aluminosilicate Bismuth Silicon Oxide Calcium Fluorosilicate
Calcium Metasilicate Calcium Silicate Calcium Silicate Board
Calcium Silicate Sputtering Target Ce:LYSO Scintillation Crystal Cesium Hexafluorosilicate
Cordierite Dicalcium Silicate Erbium Chloride Silicate
Gold Coated Mica Halloysite Nanoclay Halloysite Nanotubes
Iron Silicate Kaolin Langasite
Lithium Aluminum Silicate (Petalite) Lithium Aluminum Silicate (Spodumene) Lithium Metasilicate
Lithium Orthosilicate Lithium Polysilicate Solution Machineable Calcium Silicate Ceramic Bar
Machineable Calcium Silicate Ceramic Rod Machineable Calcium Silicate Ceramic Sheet Magnesium Hexafluorosilicate
Magnesium Hexafluorosilicate Hexahydrate Magnesium Silicate Magnesium Silicate Monohydrate
Magnesium Trisilicate Hydrate Mesoporous Aluminosilicates Muscovite Mica Sheet
Olivine Powder Potassium Silicate Silver Hexafluorosilicate
Sodium Aluminosilicate Hydrate Sodium Borosilicate Sodium Metasilicate Anhydrous
Sodium Metasilicate Hydrate Sodium Metasilicate Nonahydrate Sodium Metasilicate Pentahydrate
Strontium Silicate Aluminate, Europium and Dysprosium Doped Tetramethylammonium Silicate Solution Titanium Silicate Nanoparticles / Nanopowder
Titanium Silicon Oxide Yttrium Silicate Zinc Hexafluorosilicate Hydrate
Zirconium Silicate Zirconium(IV) Silicate Nanoparticles / Nanopowder

American Elements manufactures multiple forms of silicate compounds including solutions, nanopowders, submicron, and -325 mesh powders, and high surface area materials with particle distribution and particle size controlled and certified. We also produce larger -40 mesh, -100 mesh, -200 mesh range sizes and <0.5 mm, 2 mm, 5 mm and other sizes of shot, granules, lump, flake and pieces. Purities include 99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999% and 99.9999% (2N, 3N, 4N, 5N and 6N).

American Elements maintains industrial scale production for all its silicates products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.