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

Flocculation of low algae concentration water using polydiallyldimethylammonium chloride coupled with polysilicate aluminum ferrite., Lv, Liping, Zhang Xiaodong, and Qiao Junlian , Environ Technol, 2018 Jan, Volume 39, Issue 1, p.83-90, (2018)

Efficient Concentration of Indium(III) from Aqueous Solution Using Layered Silicates., Homhuan, Natthawut, Bureekaew Sareeya, and Ogawa Makoto , Langmuir, 2017 Sep 26, Volume 33, Issue 38, p.9558-9564, (2017)

Densification of the interlayer spacing governs the nanomechanical properties of calcium-silicate-hydrate., Geng, Guoqing, Myers Rupert J., Qomi Mohammad Javad Abdo, and Monteiro Paulo J. M. , Sci Rep, 2017 Sep 08, Volume 7, Issue 1, p.10986, (2017)

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)

Brain aluminium accumulation and oxidative stress in the presence of calcium silicate dental cements., Demirkaya, K, B Demirdöğen Can, Z Torun Öncel, Erdem O, Çırak E, and Tunca Y M. , Hum Exp Toxicol, 2017 Oct, Volume 36, Issue 10, p.1071-1080, (2017)

One-pot synthesis of bismuth silicate heterostructures with tunable morphology and excellent visible light photodegradation performances., Le Jia, Kun-, Qu Jin, Hao Shu-Meng, An Fei, Jing Ya-Qiong, and Yu Zhong-Zhen , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2017 Nov 15, Volume 506, p.255-262, (2017)

Synergic effect of chitosan and dicalcium phosphate on tricalcium silicate-based nanocomposite for root-end dental application., Panahi, Fatemeh, Rabiee Sayed Mahmood, and Shidpour Reza , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2017 Nov 01, Volume 80, p.631-641, (2017)

Ultrasonic depolymerization of Li2O-Na2O-SiO2 type silicate melt., Min, Yi, Shi Zhenxing, and Liu Chengjun , Ultrason Sonochem, 2017 Nov, Volume 39, p.727-732, (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)

Calcium Silicate/Chitosan-Coated Electrospun Poly (Lactic Acid) Fibers for Bone Tissue Engineering., Su, Chu-Jung, Tu Ming-Gene, Wei Li-Ju, Hsu Tuan-Ti, Kao Chia-Tze, Chen Tsui-Han, and Huang Tsui-Hsien , Materials (Basel), 2017 May 05, Volume 10, Issue 5, (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)

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)

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 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)