What are the raw materials for silicon


The raw materials needed for synthesizing silicones are sand, coal, natural gas/petroleum, rock salt, air, and water. Raw Silicon is obtained from sand and coal and is continually converted into the desired silicones. Crystalline silica has been classified as a human lung carcinogen and can cause serious lung disease and lung cancer. It only takes a small amount of respirable silica dust to create a health hazard. Contact can severely irritate and burn the skin and eyes, with possible eye damage. * Breathing Silicon Tetrahydride can irritate the nose, throat, and lungs. * High exposure to Silicon Tetrahydride can cause headache, nausea, and dizziness. Silicon reacts vigorously with all the halogens to form silicon tetrahalides. So, it reacts with fluorine, F2, chlorine, Cl2, bromine, I2, and iodine, I2, to form respectively silicon(IV) fluoride, SiF4, silicon(IV) chloride, SiCl4, silicon(IV) bromide, SiBr4, and silicon(IV) iodide, SiI4. Silicon is necessary for synthesizing collagen and elastin, and it is important for the health of the connective tissues, bones, cartilage, tendons, and joints. Collagen acts as a scaffold that supports the tissues, whereas elastin gives the tissues, skin, hair, and blood vessels elasticity. Silicone is not a flammable material. It can catch fire and burn, but only at extremely high temperatures. At high temperatures (200-450oC), silicone rubber (not silicone sealant) will slowly lose its mechanical properties over time, becoming brittle. Silicone is a synthetic material of Silicon–oxygen polymers for various applications. 3) Pure Silicon has the same crystal structure as diamond, made of carbon – the element that sits above Silicon in the periodic table. 4) Silicon is a gray solid with a glossy sheen when ultrapure. If you are looking for high quality, high purity and cost-effective Silicon powder, or if you require the latest price of Silicon powder, please feel free to email contact mis-asia.

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