Magnesium carbonate (CAS 546-93-0)

Magnesium carbonate (CAS 546-93-0)

Magnesium carbonate, Mg CO3 (archaic name magnesia alba), is an inorganic salt that is a white solid. Several hydrated and basic forms of magnesium carbonate also exist as minerals.

The primary use of magnesium carbonate is the production of magnesium oxide by calcining. Magnesite and dolomite minerals are used to produce refractory bricks. MgCO3 is also used in flooring, fireproofing, fire extinguishing compositions, cosmetics, dusting powder, and toothpaste. Other applications are as filler material, smoke suppressant in plastics, a reinforcing agent in neoprene rubber, a drying agent, a laxative to loosen the bowels, and colour retention in foods. In addition, high purity magnesium carbonate is used as an antacid and as an additive in table salt to keep it free flowing. Magnesium carbonate can do this because it doesn’t dissolve in water, only acid, where it will effervesce (bubble).

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Product Description


Industries: Paints and varnishes, Pharmaceutical industry
CAS number: 546-93-0
WE number: 208-915-9
Chemical formula: MgCO3
Customs tariff code: 28369911

Other physical properties

pH: Ok.10 (10 %)
Melting / freezing point: 850°C
Relative density: 2,16 g/cm3
Solubility in water: Ok. 1 g w 100 g

Dimensions N/A
Pieejamais apjoms

25 kg bag