Alternate Names: Silicon dioxide, silica, quartz sand
Used in glass containers, flat glass, fiber glass insulation, frit production and a variety of other specialty glass products. We have included a token impurity just as a reminder that these products are not completely pure.
|Materials||Edgar Glass Sand|
Example of a glass sand MSDS
US Silica glass sand page
Quartz MSDS at ilo.org
Quartz on WikiPedia
Quartz is very abundant and there are many grades and name brands.
Generic materials are those with no brand name. Normally they are theoretical, the chemistry portrays what a specimen would be if it had no contamination. Generic materials are helpful in educational situations where students need to study material theory (later they graduate to dealing with real world materials). They are also helpful where the chemistry of an actual material is not known. Often the accuracy of calculations is sufficient using generic materials.
|Oxides||SiO2 - Silicon Dioxide, Silica|