Agent Name

Calcium hexafluorosilicate

CAS Number

16925-39-6

Formula

Ca.F6-Si

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Calcium fluorosilicate; Calcium fluosilicate; Hexafluorosilicate(2-) calcium (1:1); Calcium silicofluoride; Silicate(2-), hexafluoro-, calcium (1:1); [ChemIDplus] Calcium fluoro silicate; [MP Biomedicals MSDS]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Dihydrate: Solid; [Merck Index] Powder; [MP Biomedicals MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flotation agent and insecticide; Used in the wood, rubber, and textile industries; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MP Biomedicals MSDS] See "Magnesium hexafluorosilicate."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as F

IDLH (NIOSH)

250 mg/m3, as F

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