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Silicon dioxide

nanopowder, 10-20 nm particle size (BET), 99.5% trace metals basis

Silica, Silicon dioxide
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99.5% trace metals basis



particle size

10-20 nm (BET)


2230 °C (lit.)


>1600 °C (lit.)


2.2-2.6 g/mL at 25 °C

bulk density

0.011 g/mL

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General description

The refractive index of silica nanoparticles is similar to polymeric coatings, so it finds several applications in the preparations of nanocomposites. Properties suh as, thermal resistance, electrical and mechanical are enhanced. Silica nanoparticles find uses in various fields of catalysts, pigment stabilization, electronics and sensors.


Silica nanoparticles have been used :
  • To study the nonlinear optical properties of SiO2 nanocomposites in weak optical fields.
  • As a nanoadditive in nanocomposite calcium alginate fibers.
  • As dispersant in liquid polymethylsiloxane to exihibit unique optical non linearity in low intensity visible radiation fields.


250, 500 g in poly drum
50 g in glass bottle

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

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  4. What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?

    Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product. 

  5. Is Product 637238, Silica,crystalline?

    Our information indicates that product 637238 is amorphous.

  6. Does this product contain hydroxyl groups?

    We have not determined the presence of OH groups in this product, but it seems likely.  One can do FT-IR analysis on this product.

  7. What does "TEM" mean on the Specification Sheet?

    TEM stands for transmission electron microscopy.

  8. Have any papers cited use of Product 637238, Silica?

    One publication has specifically mentioned use of product 637238, in environmental research.

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Nanocomposite calcium alginate fibres containing SiO2 and bioglass
Bogun M, et al.
Spine, 12, 18-18 (2010)
Saisai Wei et al.
The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology, 113, 95-102 (2019-06-21)
ZnO nanoparticle (ZnO NP) exposure causes oxidative stress in the respiratory system, leading to pulmonary damage. Activating transcription factor 3 (ATF3) participates in a variety of cellular stress responses. However, the role of ATF3 in ZnO NP genotoxicity and cytotoxicity
Unusual nonlinear optical properties of SiO2 nanocomposite in weak optical fields
Milichko VA, et al.
Applied Physics. A, Materials Science & Processing, 111(1), 319-322 (2013)
APS-silane modification of silica nanoparticles: effect of treatm,ent's variables on the grafting content and colloidal stability of nanoparticles
Journal of Coatings Technology and Research, 11(4), 651-660 (2014)
Graham J Edgar et al.
Nature, 506(7487), 216-220 (2014-02-07)
In line with global targets agreed under the Convention on Biological Diversity, the number of marine protected areas (MPAs) is increasing rapidly, yet socio-economic benefits generated by MPAs remain difficult to predict and under debate. MPAs often fail to reach


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