calcium silicate
silicic acid calcium salt
 
Notes:
Anticaking agent
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dicalcium silicate (Click)
CAS Number: 1344-95-2Picture of molecule
Other: 106857-03-8
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg: 215-710-8
FDA UNII: S4255P4G5M
Nikkaji Web: J96.047K
MDL: MFCD00015979
Molecular Weight: 172.23810000
Formula: Ca2 O4 Si
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Category: anticaking agents
 
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 FDA/DG SANTE Petitions, Reviews, Notices:
182.2227 Calcium silicate View-review
JECFA Food Additive: Calcium Silicate
GSFA Codex: Calcium silicate (552)
DG SANTE Food Additives: calcium silicate
FDA Mainterm: CALCIUM SILICATE
FDA Regulation:
FDA PART 169 -- FOOD DRESSINGS AND FLAVORINGS
Subpart B--Requirements for Specific Standardized Food Dressings and Flavorings
Sec. 169.179 Vanilla powder.


FDA PART 172 -- FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED FOR DIRECT ADDITION TO FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
Subpart E--Anticaking Agents
Sec. 172.410 Calcium silicate.


FDA PART 175 -- INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: ADHESIVES AND COMPONENTS OF COATINGS
Subpart C--Substances for Use as Components of Coatings
Sec. 175.300 Resinous and polymeric coatings.


FDA PART 176 -- INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: PAPER AND PAPERBOARD COMPONENTS
Subpart B--Substances for Use Only as Components of Paper and Paperboard
Sec. 176.170 Components of paper and paperboard in contact with aqueous and fatty foods.


FDA PART 177 -- INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: POLYMERS
Subpart B--Substances for Use as Basic Components of Single and Repeated Use Food Contact
Sec. 177.1680 Polyurethane resins.


FDA PART 177 -- INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: POLYMERS
Subpart C--Substances for Use Only as Components of Articles Intended for Repeated Use
Sec. 177.2260 Filters, resin-bonded.


FDA PART 177 -- INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: POLYMERS
Subpart C--Substances for Use Only as Components of Articles Intended for Repeated Use
Sec. 177.2355 Mineral reinforced nylon resins.


FDA PART 178 -- INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: ADJUVANTS, PRODUCTION AIDS, AND SANITIZERS
Subpart D--Certain Adjuvants and Production Aids
Sec. 178.3297 Colorants for polymers.


FDA PART 182 -- SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE
Subpart C--Anticaking Agents
Sec. 182.2227 Calcium silicate.


FDA PART 182 -- SUBSTANCES GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE
Subpart C--Anticaking Agents
Sec. 182.2906 Tricalcium silicate.


FDA PART 573 -- FOOD ADDITIVES PERMITTED IN FEED AND DRINKING WATER OF ANIMALS
Subpart B--Food Additive Listing
Sec. 573.260 Calcium silicate.
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Physical Properties:
Appearance: white fine powder (est)
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Specific Gravity: 2.90000 @  25.00 °C.
Flash Point: 32.00 °F. TCC ( 0.00 °C. ) (est)
logP (o/w): 0.651 (est)
Insoluble in:
 alcohol
 water
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Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Description:
at 100.00 %. 
odorless
  
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Cosmetic Information:
CosIng: cosmetic data
Cosmetic Uses: absorbents
bulking agents
opacifying agents
pearlescent agents
viscosity controlling agents
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Suppliers:
American Elements
Calcium Metasilicate 99%
Odor: characteristic
Use: Calcium Metasilicate is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards.
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
Calcium Silicate
Kraft Chemical
Calcium Silicate
Sigma-Aldrich: Aldrich
For experimental / research use only.
Calcium Silicate purum, 12-22% Ca (as CaO) basis, ≥87% SiO2 basis
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Safety Information:
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Hazards identification
 
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
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Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
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Safety in Use Information:
Category: anticaking agents
Recommendation for calcium silicate usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
 
Recommendation for calcium silicate flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
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Safety References:
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):
Calcium silicate and silicon dioxide/silicic acid gel added for nutritional purposes to food supplements
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EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA): 1344-95-2
EPA ACToR: Toxicology Data
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Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary : 14941
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Data
WGK Germany: 3
 dicalcium silicate
Chemidplus: 0001344952
RTECS: 1344-95-2
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References:
 dicalcium silicate
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Canada Domestic Sub. List: 1344-95-2
Pubchem (cid): 14941
Pubchem (sid): 134979820
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Formulations/Preparations:
•the fda reported 132 formulations containing calcium silicate in 1998, of which 30% of the formulations were face powders. •grades: fine, medium paint grades. wollastonite •precipitates of hydrated calcium silicates, silicon dioxide, etc are available under trade names silikil, syloid. silicates •trade names for wollastonite include: cab-o-lite; casiflux; f1; fw50; fw200; fw325; kemolite; ny ad; nyad g; nycor; tremin; vansil; wic1o; wic40; wollastocoat; wollastokup. •wollastonite •vilnite •tabular spar
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Potential Blenders and core components note
 
None Found
 
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Potential Uses:
 absorbents 
 opacifying agents 
 viscosity controlling agents 
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Occurrence (nature, food, other): note
 not found in nature
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Synonyms:
 calcium monosilicate
 calcium orthosilicate
 dicalcium orthosilicate
 dicalcium silicate
 florite R
 marimet 45
 micro-cel A
 microcal 160
 silicic acid calcium salt
 silmos T
 starlex L
 toyofine A
 wollastonite (mineral)
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Articles:
PubMed: Study on analysis of waste edible oil with deterioration and removal of acid value, carbonyl value, and free fatty acid by a food additive (calcium silicate).
PubMed: Effects of anticaking agents and relative humidity on the physical and chemical stability of powdered vitamin C.
PubMed: Application of a novel automatic disintegration apparatus for the development and evaluation of a direct compression rapidly disintegrating tablet.
PubMed: Hydrothermal oxidation of waste lipids, protein, and starch from New Zealand meat- and vegetable-processing plants.
PubMed: Iodine stability in salt double-fortified with iron and iodine.
PubMed: Stabilization of azadirachtin A in neem formulations: effect of some solid carriers, neem oil, and stabilizers.
PubMed: Adsorption of bacteriocins by ingestible silica compounds.
PubMed: A food-grade process for isolation and partial purification of bacteriocins of lactic acid bacteria that uses diatomite calcium silicate.
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