Agent Name

Tricalcium silicate

CAS Number

12168-85-3

Formula

Ca3-O5-Si

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

C3S (Cement component); Calcium oxide silicate (Ca3O(SiO4)); Calcium silicate (Ca3SiO5); Calcium silicon oxide (Ca3SiO5); Natural alite; Silicic acid (H6SiO5), calcium salt (1:3); Silicic acid (H6SiO5), tricalcium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Colorless solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as the main hydraulic compound in Portland cement and as an anti-caking agent in foods; [HSDB]

Comments

Wet cement has a pH of >12 and can cause severe burns after prolonged contact; [HSDB] See $Portland cement.$

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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