Aluminum silicate

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Description

Any of several types of naturally occurring clays that contain both aluminum oxide and silicon dioxide, such as kaolin. Aluminum silicate clays are used in the manufacture of glass, ceramic, paints, inks, and plastics.

Synonyms and Related Terms

aluminium silicate; silicato de aluminio (Esp., Port.); silicate d'aluminium (Fr.); hakudo (Jap.); Aluminiumsilikat (Deut.); alumiumsilicaat (Ned.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 88
  • 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

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