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.

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.

Recent Research & Development for Silicates

Effect of antimony-oxide on the shielding properties of some sodium-boro-silicate glasses., Zoulfakar, A M., Abdel-Ghany A M., Abou-Elnasr T Z., Mostafa A G., Salem S M., and El-Bahnaswy H H. , Appl Radiat Isot, 2017 Sep, Volume 127, p.269-274, (2017)

A novel bioactive vaterite-containing tricalcium silicate bone cement by self hydration synthesis and its biological properties., Zhang, Yin, Wu Zhenning, Shu Yan, Wang Fei, Cao Weijing, and Li Wenhui , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2017 Oct 01, Volume 79, p.23-29, (2017)

Misfit and fracture load of implant-supported monolithic crowns in zirconia-reinforced lithium silicate., Gomes, Rafael Soares, de Souza Caroline Mathias Ca, Bergamo Edmara Tatiely Pe, Bordin Dimorvan, and Cury Altair Antoninha , J Appl Oral Sci, 2017 May-Jun, Volume 25, Issue 3, p.282-289, (2017)

Influence of early mineral deposits of silicate- and aluminate-based cements on push-out bond strength to root dentine., Carmo, S S. do, Néspoli F F. P., Bachmann L, Miranda C E. S., Castro-Raucci L M. S., Oliveira I R., and Raucci-Neto W , Int Endod J, 2017 May 04, (2017)

Zirconium oxide and niobium oxide used as radiopacifiers in a calcium silicate-based material stimulate fibroblast proliferation and collagen formation., Silva, G F., Guerreiro-Tanomaru J M., da Fonseca T S., Bernardi M I. B., Sasso-Cerri E, Tanomaru-Filho M, and Cerri P S. , Int Endod J, 2017 May 04, (2017)

Non-Topotactic Transformation of Silicate Nanolayers into Mesostructured MFI Zeolite Frameworks During Crystallization., Berkson, Zachariah J., Messinger Robert J., Na Kyungsu, Seo Yongbeom, Ryoo Ryong, and Chmelka Bradley F. , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2017 May 02, Volume 56, Issue 19, p.5164-5169, (2017)

Re-mineralizing dentin using an experimental tricalcium silicate cement with biomimetic analogs., Li, Xin, De Munck Jan, Yoshihara Kumiko, Pedano Mariano, Van Landuyt Kirsten, Chen Zhi, and Van Meerbeek Bart , Dent Mater, 2017 May, Volume 33, Issue 5, p.505-513, (2017)

Effect of double antibiotic and calcium hydroxide pastes on dislodgement resistance of an epoxy resin-based and two calcium silicate-based root canal sealers., Gokturk, Hakan, Bayram Emre, Bayram Huda Melike, Aslan Tugrul, and Ustun Yakup , Clin Oral Investig, 2017 May, Volume 21, Issue 4, p.1277-1282, (2017)

Orange-red emitting europium doped strontium ortho-silicate phosphor prepared by a solid state reaction method., Sahu, Ishwar Prasad , Luminescence, 2017 May, Volume 32, Issue 3, p.364-374, (2017)

The Effects of Cerium Oxide Incorporation in Calcium Silicate Coating on Bone Mesenchymal Stem Cell and Macrophage Responses., Li, Kai, Yu Jiangming, Xie Youtao, You Mingyu, Huang Liping, and Zheng Xuebin , Biol Trace Elem Res, 2017 May, Volume 177, Issue 1, p.148-158, (2017)

Arginine Silicate Inositol Complex Accelerates Cutaneous Wound Healing., Durmus, Ali Said, Tuzcu Mehmet, Ozdemir Oguzhan, Orhan Cemal, Sahin Nurhan, Ozercan Ibrahim Hanifi, Komorowski James Richard, Ali Shakir, and Sahin Kazim , Biol Trace Elem Res, 2017 May, Volume 177, Issue 1, p.122-131, (2017)

The effect of increased microporosity on bone formation within silicate-substituted scaffolds in an ovine posterolateral spinal fusion model., Coathup, Melanie Jean, Blunn Gordon William, Campion Charlie, Ho Chih-Yuan, and Hing Karin Angela , J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater, 2017 May, Volume 105, Issue 4, p.805-814, (2017)

Comparison of silicon nanoparticles and silicate treatments in fenugreek., Nazaralian, Sanam, Majd Ahmad, Irian Saeed, Najafi Farzaneh, Ghahremaninejad Farrokh, Landberg Tommy, and Greger Maria , Plant Physiol Biochem, 2017 Mar 14, Volume 115, p.25-33, (2017)

Three-Dimensional Encapsulation of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae in Silicate Matrices Creates Distinct Metabolic States as Revealed by Gene Chip Analysis., Fazal, Zeeshan, Pelowitz Jennifer, Johnson Patrick E., Harper Jason Carl, C Brinker Jeffrey, and Jakobsson Eric , ACS Nano, 2017 Mar 13, (2017)

Metal oxide decorated layered silicate magadiite for enhanced properties: insight from ZnO and CuO decoration., Wang, Qiushi, Zhang Yifu, Zheng Jiqi, Wang Yu, Hu Tao, and Meng Changgong , Dalton Trans, 2017 Mar 10, (2017)