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Silica glass

CAS No.:60676-86-0
Molecular Weight:60.0843
Molecular Formula:O2Si (Products with the same molecular formula)
Colorless, odorless solid.
Melting Point
1610 oC
Boiling Point
Refractive Index
n20/D 1.544(lit.)
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
HS Code
Storage temp
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep container closed when not in use.
Safety and Handling
Hazard Codes
T: Toxic;Xn: Harmful;
Risk Statements
Safety Statements

Hazard Codes of Silica, fused (CAS NO.60676-86-0): ToxicT,HarmfulXn
Risk Statements: 48/20-36/38-45 
R48: Danger of serious damage to health by prolonged exposure. 
R20: Harmful by inhalation. 
R36/38: Irritating to eyes and skin. 
R45: May cause cancer.
Safety Statements: 22-24/25-45-26-53 
S22: Do not breathe dust. 
S24/25: Avoid contact with skin and eyes. 
S45: In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label whenever possible.) 
S26: In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. 
S53: Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.
WGK Germany: 2
RTECS: VV7311000
HS Code: 28112200

Skin, Eye, and Respiratory Irritations
Irritating to the eye.
USEPA/OPP Pesticide Code 072605; 46 Active Products contain amorphous silicon dioxide, celite, diatomaceous earth, or silicon dioxide. Many of these products contain other additional active pesticide ingredients. Trade Names: Chemsico Insecticide DE; Crop Guard; Diafil 610; Diasource Diatomaceous Earth Crawling Insect Killer; Diasource Diatomaceous Earth Grain Storage Insecticide; Diatect D-20; Diatect Insecticide V; Diatect Multipurpose Insecticide; Diatect Multipurpose Insecticide II; Diatect Pet Powder; Diatom Dust Insect Powder; Diatomic Earth; Dry Pyrocide Insecticide; Dryacide; Eaton's Answer II; Eaton's K.I.O. (Kills Insects Only) System; Enforcer Insecticide Powder; Flea Away; Flea Scare; Garden-Ville Diatomaceous Earth; Grapple Flea Powder; Harper Valley Diatomaceous Earth; Hi-Yield Crawling Insect Control; Insecolo; Insect Dust; Insect-Aside P.P.D. Multipurpose Insecticide; Insectaside D. E.; Insectigone; Insecto; Melocide DE-200; Melocide DE-100; Organic Resources Multipurpose Insecticide; Perma Guard Garden and Plant Insecticide D-21; Perma-Guard Commercial Insecticide D-20; Perma-Guard Grain or Seed Storage Insecticide D-10; Perma-Guard Household Insecticide D-20; Perma-Guard Kleen Bin D-20; Perma-Guard Pet and Animal Insecticide D-20; Powdered Insecticide; Protect-It; Pyrocide Insecticide II; Shellshock Insecticide; Southwest Select Diatomaceous Earth; Speer Dry Insecticide; The Graden Guy Diatomaceous Earth; Whitmire PT-239 Tri-Die Insecticide
Wettable powder
Wessalon /is/ spray-dried precipitated silica; 98-99.5% silicon dioxide, amorphous; particle sizes 1-100 microns. Other name: Sipernat.
/Cab-O-Sil* is/ 99.8% Silicon dioxide, amorphous. /A/ white powder, ultrafine particle size (.014 microns). Other names: Colloidal Silicon Dioxide, Amorphous Silica. Water dispersible. Combinations: Synergistic effect with other thickeners.
Technical grade, FCC grade, FDA grade, high-purity, 0.03 micron grade, ground and whole grain sand grades, powder, pellets, fumed silica (hydrophobic), aqueous slurries of colloidal fumed silica, ground silica, silica flour, silica gel. A range of grades and mesh sizes.
Diatomaceous earth ... (88% silica) composed of skeletons of small prehistoric aquatic plants related to algae (diatoms).
Exposure Standards and Regulations
The food additive silicon dioxide may be safely used in food in accordance with /specified/ conditions.
Silicon dioxide may be safely used as a component of articles intended for use in packaging, transporting, or holding food in accordance with prescribed conditions.
The food additive silicon dioxide may be safely used in animal feed in accordance with /specified/ conditions.
Reactivities and Incompatibilities
Fluoride, oxygen difluoride, chlorine trifluoride.
Vinyl acetate vapor may react vigorously in contact with silica gel... . /Silica gel/
Other Preventative Measures
Wetting processes to control dusts must be used wherever feasible. Dust-producing operations should be segregated.
SRP: The scientific literature for the use of contact lenses in industry is conflicting. The benefit or detrimental effects of wearing contact lenses depend not only upon the substance, but also on factors including the form of the substance, characteristics and duration of the exposure, the uses of other eye protection equipment, and the hygiene of the lenses. However, there may be individual substances whose irritating or corrosive properties are such that the wearing of contact lenses would be harmful to the eye. In those specific cases, contact lenses should not be worn. In any event, the usual eye protection equipment should be worn even when contact lenses are in place.
Protective Equipment and Clothing
Respirator Recommendations: Up to 30 mg/cu m: (Assigned protection factor = 5) Any dust and mist respirator.
Respirator Recommendations: Up to 60 mg/cu m: (Assigned protection factor = 10) Any dust and mist respirator except single-use and quarter-mask respirators/(Assigned protection factor = 10) Any supplied-air respirator
Respirator Recommendations: Up to 150 mg/cu m: (Assigned protection factor = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode/(Assigned protection factor = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a dust and mist filter.
Respirator Recommendations: Up to 300 mg/cu m: (Assigned protection factor = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator with a high-efficiency particulate filter/(Assigned protection factor = 50) Any supplied-air respirator that has a tight-fitting facepiece and is operated in a continuous-flow mode/(Assigned protection factor = 50) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and a high-efficiency particulate filter/(Assigned protection factor = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece/(Assigned protection factor = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece.
Respirator Recommendations: Up to 3000 mg/cu m: (Assigned protection factor = 1000) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode.
Respirator Recommendations: Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions: (Assigned protection factor = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode/(Assigned protection factor = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus .
Respirator Recommendations: Escape: (Assigned protection factor = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator with a high-efficiency particulate filter/Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus.

IARC Cancer Review: Group 3 IMEMDT    IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risk of Chemicals to Man . 7 ,1987,p. 341.(World Health Organization, Internation Agency for Research on Cancer,Lyon, France.: ) (Single copies can be ordered from WHO Publications Centre U.S.A., 49 Sheridan Avenue, Albany, NY 12210) ; Animal Inadequate Evidence IMEMDT    IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risk of Chemicals to Man . 42 ,1987,p. 39.(World Health Organization, Internation Agency for Research on Cancer,Lyon, France.: ) (Single copies can be ordered from WHO Publications Centre U.S.A., 49 Sheridan Avenue, Albany, NY 12210) ; Human Inadequate Evidence IMEMDT    IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risk of Chemicals to Man . 42 ,1987,p. 39.(World Health Organization, Internation Agency for Research on Cancer,Lyon, France.: ) (Single copies can be ordered from WHO Publications Centre U.S.A., 49 Sheridan Avenue, Albany, NY 12210) . Reported in EPA TSCA Inventory.

Disposal Methods
SRP: The most favorable course of action is to use an alternative chemical product with less inherent propensity for occupational exposure or environmental contamination. Recycle any unused portion of the material for its approved use or return it to the manufacturer or supplier. Ultimate disposal of the chemical must consider: the material's impact on air quality; potential migration in soil or water; effects on animal, aquatic, and plant life; and conformance with environmental and public health regulations.
Reach Info
Globally, no enterprise has officially registered the substance REACH.
Other official information: ·ECHA Information Page for CAS: 60676-86-0 EC: 262-373-8 Silica glass ·ECHA C&L Inventory for CAS: CAS: 60676-86-0 EC: 262-373-8 Silica glass

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According to Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) - Sixth revised edition

Version: 1.0

Creation Date: Aug 13, 2017

Revision Date: Aug 13, 2017


1.1 GHS Product identifier

Product name Silicon dioxide

1.2 Other means of identification

Product number -
Other names Silica glass

1.3 Recommended use of the chemical and restrictions on use

Identified uses For industry use only.
Uses advised against no data available

1.4 Supplier's details


1.5 Emergency phone number

Emergency phone number -
Service hours Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +8 hours).

2.Hazard identification

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture

Not classified.

2.2 GHS label elements, including precautionary statements

Pictogram(s) No symbol.
Signal word

No signal word.

Hazard statement(s)


Precautionary statement(s)








2.3 Other hazards which do not result in classification


3.Composition/information on ingredients

3.1 Substances

Chemical name Common names and synonyms CAS number EC number Concentration
Silicon dioxide Silicon dioxide 60676-86-0 none 100%

4.First-aid measures

4.1 Description of necessary first-aid measures

General advice

Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.

If inhaled

If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. Consult a physician.

In case of skin contact

Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.

In case of eye contact

Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.

If swallowed

Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.

4.2 Most important symptoms/effects, acute and delayed

no data available

4.3 Indication of immediate medical attention and special treatment needed, if necessary

no data available

5.Fire-fighting measures

5.1 Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media

Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.

5.2 Specific hazards arising from the chemical

no data available

5.3 Special protective actions for fire-fighters

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.

6.Accidental release measures

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid breathing dust. For personal protection see section 8.

6.2 Environmental precautions

Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains. Discharge into the environment must be avoided.

6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

Pick up and arrange disposal. Sweep up and shovel. Keep in suitable, closed containers for disposal.

7.Handling and storage

7.1 Precautions for safe handling

Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed. For precautions see section 2.2.

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.

8.Exposure controls/personal protection

8.1 Control parameters

Occupational Exposure limit values

no data available

Biological limit values

no data available

8.2 Appropriate engineering controls

Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before breaks and at the end of workday.

8.3 Individual protection measures, such as personal protective equipment (PPE)

Eye/face protection

Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166. Use equipment for eye protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).

Skin protection

Wear impervious clothing. The type of protective equipment must be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific workplace. Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove removal technique(without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands. The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the specifications of EU Directive 89/686/EEC and the standard EN 374 derived from it.

Respiratory protection

Wear dust mask when handling large quantities.

Thermal hazards

no data available

9.Physical and chemical properties

Physical state Colorless, odorless solid.
Colour no data available
Odour no data available
Melting point/ freezing point 1610oC
Boiling point or initial boiling point and boiling range 2230oC
Flammability no data available
Lower and upper explosion limit / flammability limit no data available
Flash point no data available
Auto-ignition temperature no data available
Decomposition temperature no data available
pH no data available
Kinematic viscosity no data available
Solubility no data available
Partition coefficient n-octanol/water (log value) no data available
Vapour pressure no data available
Density and/or relative density 2.6g/mLat 25°C(lit.)
Relative vapour density no data available
Particle characteristics no data available

10.Stability and reactivity

10.1 Reactivity

no data available

10.2 Chemical stability

Stable under recommended storage conditions.

10.3 Possibility of hazardous reactions

no data available

10.4 Conditions to avoid

no data available

10.5 Incompatible materials

no data available

10.6 Hazardous decomposition products

no data available

11.Toxicological information

Acute toxicity

  • Oral: no data available
  • Inhalation: no data available
  • Dermal: no data available

Skin corrosion/irritation

no data available

Serious eye damage/irritation

no data available

Respiratory or skin sensitization

no data available

Germ cell mutagenicity

no data available


no data available

Reproductive toxicity

no data available

STOT-single exposure

no data available

STOT-repeated exposure

no data available

Aspiration hazard

no data available

12.Ecological information

12.1 Toxicity

  • Toxicity to fish: no data available
  • Toxicity to daphnia and other aquatic invertebrates: no data available
  • Toxicity to algae: no data available
  • Toxicity to microorganisms: no data available

12.2 Persistence and degradability

no data available

12.3 Bioaccumulative potential

no data available

12.4 Mobility in soil

no data available

12.5 Other adverse effects

no data available

13.Disposal considerations

13.1 Disposal methods


The material can be disposed of by removal to a licensed chemical destruction plant or by controlled incineration with flue gas scrubbing. Do not contaminate water, foodstuffs, feed or seed by storage or disposal. Do not discharge to sewer systems.

Contaminated packaging

Containers can be triply rinsed (or equivalent) and offered for recycling or reconditioning. Alternatively, the packaging can be punctured to make it unusable for other purposes and then be disposed of in a sanitary landfill. Controlled incineration with flue gas scrubbing is possible for combustible packaging materials.

14.Transport information

14.1 UN Number

ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods. IMDG: Not dangerous goods. IATA: Not dangerous goods.

14.2 UN Proper Shipping Name

ADR/RID: unknown
IMDG: unknown
IATA: unknown

14.3 Transport hazard class(es)

ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods. IMDG: Not dangerous goods. IATA: Not dangerous goods.

14.4 Packing group, if applicable

ADR/RID: Not dangerous goods. IMDG: Not dangerous goods. IATA: Not dangerous goods.

14.5 Environmental hazards

ADR/RID: no IMDG: no IATA: no

14.6 Special precautions for user

no data available

14.7 Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL 73/78 and the IBC Code

no data available

15.Regulatory information

15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations specific for the product in question

Chemical name Common names and synonyms CAS number EC number
Silicon dioxide Silicon dioxide 60676-86-0 none
European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances (EINECS) Listed.
EC Inventory Listed.
United States Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory Listed.
China Catalog of Hazardous chemicals 2015 Not Listed.
New Zealand Inventory of Chemicals (NZIoC) Listed.
Philippines Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS) Listed.
Vietnam National Chemical Inventory Listed.
Chinese Chemical Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances (China IECSC) Listed.

16.Other information

Information on revision

Creation Date Aug 13, 2017
Revision Date Aug 13, 2017

Abbreviations and acronyms

  • CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service
  • ADR: European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
  • RID: Regulation concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail
  • IMDG: International Maritime Dangerous Goods
  • IATA: International Air Transportation Association
  • TWA: Time Weighted Average
  • STEL: Short term exposure limit
  • LC50: Lethal Concentration 50%
  • LD50: Lethal Dose 50%
  • EC50: Effective Concentration 50%


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Disclaimer: The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. We as supplier shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.

NMR Spectrum
Computational chemical data

Molecular Weight:60.0843 [g/mol]
Molecular Formula:O2Si
H-Bond Donor:0
H-Bond Acceptor:2
Rotatable Bond Count:0
Exact Mass:59.966756
MonoIsotopic Mass:59.966756
Topological Polar Surface Area:34.1
Heavy Atom Count:3
Formal Charge:0
Isotope Atom Count:0
Defined Atom Stereocenter Count:0
Undefined Atom Stereocenter Count:0
Defined Bond Stereocenter Count:0
Undefined Bond Stereocenter Count:0
Covalently-Bonded Unit Count:1
Effective Rotor Count:0
Conformer Sampling RMSD:0.4
CID Conformer Count:1