Agent Name

Aluminum magnesium silicate

CAS Number

12511-31-8

Formula

Al.H4-O4-Si.1/2Mg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Angast; Magnesium aluminate metasilicate; Magnesium aluminosilicate (MgAl2Si2O8); Magnesium aluminum silicate (MgAl2(SiO4)2); Neusilin; Veegum; Aluminium magnesium silicate(2:1:2); Aluminosilicic acid (HAlSiO4), magnesium salt; Silicic acid (H4SiO4), aluminum magnesium salt (2:2:1); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Sources/Uses

Used as a suspending and thickening agent and as an antacid; Occurs naturally in the minerals colerainite, leuchtenbergite, pyrope, saponite, sapphirine, sheridanite, and zebedassite; [Merck Index] Saponite is used as an adsorbent in pharmaceutical grade clays; [HSDB]

Comments

See "Aluminum."

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