Sodium Metasilicate (Pentahydrate)
Appearance: Colorless crystalline
Packaging: 25 kg sacks
Molecular Formula: H10Na2O8Si
It is colorless crystalline, deliquescent, and hygroscopic, soluble in water to give an alkaline solution. t is non-toxic, harmless, and odorless, with purifying, emulsifying, moistening, dispersing, permeating, and PH buffering abilities.
- Sodium metasilicate pentahydrate is commonly used as a base for dish and laundry detergent formulations and a bleaching aid. It has a major utility as a builder of the cleaning efficiency of the surfactant in soaps and detergents. Other applications include deinking paper, laundry, metal, and floor cleaning products.
- The multiple hydrates of sodium metasilicate are used in soap and bath/washing products. They are also used as anti-corrosion agents in boiler-water feeds.