Aluminum fluosilicate

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A white, water-soluble powder. Aluminum fluosilicate is used for optical glass, enamels, and to make synthetic sapphires and rubies.

Synonyms and Related Terms

aluminum silicofluoride; aluminum hexafluorosilicate

Other Properties

Soluble in hot water.

Composition Al2(SiF6)3

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 352