Colorless tetragonal crystals. Zirconium silicate occurs in nature as the mineral Zircon, which is commonly found in beach sand (South Carolina, Florida). Zircon is used as a glaze ingredient, an abrasive, a catalyst, a refractory material in fire brick, and an opacifier in ceramics.
Synonyms and Related Terms
zirconium orthosilicate; zircon
Unaffected by aqueous reagents.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 183.31|
Hazards and Safety
Contact may cause irritation.
Fisher Scientific: MSDS
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- The Merck Index, Susan Budavari (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Whitehouse Station, NJ, 12th Edition, 1996 Comment: entry 9986