Agent Name

Magnesium metasilicate

CAS Number

13776-74-4

Formula

H2-O3-Si.Mg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Magnesium silicon oxide (MgSiO3); Magnesium silicate; Silicic acid (H2SiO3), magnesium salt (1:1); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] Green or brown odorless flakes; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Found as the minerals clinoenstatite, enstatite, and protoenstatite; [Merck Index] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

An irritant; Harmful by inhalation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Magnesium silicate."

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