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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
[Cabot Corp.] A registered trademark for a series of treated and untreated synthetic [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=silicon%20dioxide silicon dioxide] products. Cab-O-Sil® is an [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=aerosol%20silica aerosol silica] that can be mixed with most liquids to form a thick colloidal suspension. Also called fumed silica, it is a very light, fluffy white powder that is made by hydrogen-oxygen furnace combustion of silicon tetrachloride. Cab-O-Sil® is used as a matting agent, [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=thickening%20agent thickener], and filler in many [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=adhesive adhesives], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=sealant sealants], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=plastic plastics], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=wax waxes], [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=ink inks], and [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=coating coatings].
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[Cabot Corp.] A registered trademark for a series of treated and untreated synthetic [[silicon|silicon dioxide]] products. Cab-O-Sil® is an [[aerosol|aerosol silica]] that can be mixed with most liquids to form a thick colloidal suspension. Also called fumed silica, it is a very light, fluffy white powder that is made by hydrogen-oxygen furnace combustion of silicon tetrachloride. Cab-O-Sil is used as a matting agent, [[thickening|agent thickener]], and filler in many [[adhesive|adhesives]], [[sealant|sealants]], [[plastic|plastics]], [[wax|waxes]], [[ink|inks]], and [[coating|coatings]].
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==

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Cab-O-Sil®

Description

[Cabot Corp.] A registered trademark for a series of treated and untreated synthetic silicon dioxide products. Cab-O-Sil® is an aerosol silica that can be mixed with most liquids to form a thick colloidal suspension. Also called fumed silica, it is a very light, fluffy white powder that is made by hydrogen-oxygen furnace combustion of silicon tetrachloride. Cab-O-Sil is used as a matting agent, agent thickener, and filler in many adhesives, sealants, plastics, waxes, inks, and coatings.

Synonyms and Related Terms

aerosol silica; fumed silica; cabosil (sp)

Hazards and Safety

Cabot Corp.: MSDS

FTIR

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Additional Information

Cabot Corp.: Website

Authority

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 789
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  • Jane Down, Adhesive projects at the Canadian Conservation Institute, Preprints of the SSCR's 2nd Resins Conference, Sept. 1995, Scottish Society for Conservation & Restoration, Edinburgh
  • Ceramics and Glass Conservation Section, List of Workshop Materials, The British Museum, London
  • Conservation Support Systems, Catalog, 1997

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