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Cordierite

CAS #:

Linear Formula:

2MgO • 2Al2O3 • 5SiO2

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Cordierite Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula Mg2Al4Si5O18
Molecular Weight Mg2Al4Si5O18
Appearance Orange to tan powder
Melting Point 1460 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density 2.0 to 2.3 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O Insoluble
Electrical Resistivity 10 10x Ω-m
Poisson's Ratio 0.21
Specific Heat 800 to 850 J/kg-K
Tensile Strength 190 MPa (Ultimate)
Thermal Conductivity 1.3 to 1.7 W/m-K
Thermal Expansion 2.9 to 4.8 µm/m-K
Young's Modulus 62 GPa

Cordierite Health & Safety Information

Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
Transport Information N/A

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Accessed: 07/20/2019
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Cordierite

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. MG-ALSIAT-01-P 01

CAS #: 1302-88-1

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

Supplier details:
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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

NAME: CAS#: % BY WEIGHT COMMENTS:
Magnesium Oxide 1309-48-4 15-20
All oxides present as cordierite ternary
compound; 2MgO, 2Al2O3, 5SiO2
Aluminum Oxide 1344-28-1 25-35
All oxides present as cordierite ternary
compound; 2MgO, 2Al2O3, 5SiO2
Silicon Oxide 7631-86-9 50-60
All oxides present as cordierite ternary
compound; 2MgO, 2Al2O3, 5SiO2


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Emergency Overview:
Production poses dust or machining swarf that may cause irritation to eyes, nose, throat, and/or skin.
Health Rating: Flammability Rating: Reactivity Rating: Contact Rating:
2 – Moderate 0 – None 0 – None 2 – Moderate
Lab Protective Equipment: Eye protection and proper dust collection if machining occurs.
Storage Color Code: Green (General Storage)
Potential Health Effects:
Inhalation:
Hazard is principally that of a nuisance dust only as a byproduct of
machining. Coughing or shortness of breath may occur in cases of
excessive inhalation.
Ingestion: No adverse effects expected.
Skin Contact: No adverse effects expected but dust may cause irritation.
Eye Contact: No adverse effects expected but dust may cause irritation.
Chronic Exposure: Chronic exposure to dust may lead to pneumoconiosis.
Aggravation of
Pre-existing Conditions:
Not expected to be a health hazard.


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

Inhalation:
Move to fresh air and consult with local medical personnel if discomfort
persists.
Ingestion:
Administer water to dilute, but not if person is unconscious. Consult with local
medical personnel if discomfort persists.
Eye Contact:
Flush with tepid water for a minimum of 15 minutes and consult with local
medical personnel if discomfort persists.
Skin Contact:
Wash affected area with soap and water and consult with local medical
personnel if irritation persists.


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Fire: Not considered a fire hazard.
Explosion: Not considered an explosion hazard.
Fire Extinguishing
Media:
Use any means suitable for extinguishing surrounding fire.
Special Information:
Use protective clothing and breathing equipment appropriate for the
surrounding fire and to protect against the dust that may be dispersed in the
air.


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Any dust from machining should be wet mopped or dry vacuumed.


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Any dust from machining should be wet mopped or dry vacuumed.


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Airborne Exposure
Limits:
Only applicable if dust is generated from machining.
Ventilation System: Local or general exhaust ventilation recommended.
Personal Respirators
(NIOSH Approved):
NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator for dust when exposure limit is exceeded.
Skin Protection: Polymer gloves for prolonged dust exposure.
Eye Protection: Safety goggles in the presence of airborne dust.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance: Orange/Tan Solid pH: NIA
Odor: Odorless Boiling Point: NIA
Solubility: Insoluble in water Melting Point: 1460ºC (2660ºF)
Specific Gravity: 2.0 g/cc
Vapor Pressure/
Vapor Density:
NIA


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Chemical Stability: Stable
Hazardous Decomposition: NIA Hazardous Polymerization: NIA
Incompatibilities: NIA Conditions to Avoid: NIA


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

NIA


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

NIA


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

This material is not hazardous per 40 CFR 261. Consultation with federal, state and local officials is
recommended before disposal.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Not regulated.


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION


SECTION 16. OTHER INFORMATION

Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH). The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. American Elements shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. See reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale. COPYRIGHT 1997-2018 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.

About Cordierite

Cordierite, or Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, is a highly refractory technical ceramic material with excellent thermal shock resistance, thermal stability, and dielectric properties.

Cordierite Synonyms

Magnesium aluminum silicate, Cordierite ceramic refractory grade, 2MgO·2Al2O3·5SiO2, 2MgO.2Al2O3.5SiO2, CAS 12330-40-4

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula 2MgO • 2Al2O3 • 5SiO2
MDL Number N/A
EC No. N/A

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

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See more Silicon products. Silicon (atomic symbol: Si, atomic number: 14) is a Block P, Group 14, Period 3 element with an atomic weight of 28.085. Silicon Bohr MoleculeThe number of electrons in each of Silicon's shells is 2, 8, 4 and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s2 3p2. The silicon atom has a radius of 111 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 210 pm. Silicon was discovered and first isolated by Jöns Jacob Berzelius in 1823. Silicon makes up 25.7% of the earth's crust, by weight, and is the second most abundant element, exceeded only by oxygen. The metalloid is rarely found in pure crystal form and is usually produced from the iron-silicon alloy ferrosilicon. Elemental SiliconSilica (or silicon dioxide), as sand, is a principal ingredient of glass, one of the most inexpensive of materials with excellent mechanical, optical, thermal, and electrical properties. Ultra high purity silicon can be doped with boron, gallium, phosphorus, or arsenic to produce silicon for use in transistors, solar cells, rectifiers, and other solid-state devices which are used extensively in the electronics industry.The name Silicon originates from the Latin word silex which means flint or hard stone.

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