Silicon Carbide

Availability

The range of highly refined products is normally available. Other types of Silicon Carbides are available on request.

Formula

CSI

CAS

409-21-2

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Silicon Carbide

Distributor of silicon carbide

Description

Silicon carbide has a crystalline appearance with a colour that varies from green to black; it is insoluble in water and in acids, while it is soluble in alkalis. Silicon carbide is a very stable chemical compound, and doesn't react with nitric acid or with sulphuric or hydrochloric acid. Silicon carbide can be used in a variety of applications: as an abrasive in rigid abrasives or as paper and cloths in flexible abrasives and in the processing of metallic materials that have low resistance to traction.

Appearance

Silicon carbide has a crystalline appearance with a colour that varies from green to black.

Solubility

Silicon oxide is insoluble in water and acids but soluble in alkali.

Uses

Silicon carbide is mainly used as an abrasive for processing metallic materials. For its hardness silicon carbide is suitable for using in a variety of industries.

Classification

Silicon carbide is not hazardous to people and the environment.

Safety

Request safety data sheet (SDS) and refer to points 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15.

Specifications

Technical specifications are provided on request according to the application: silicon carbide is stored in original packing and under conditions mentioned on the safety data sheet (SDS).

Synonyms

Silicon carbide, carbides of black silicon, green silicon carbide,silicium carbide