Frequently Asked Question about Strontium Carbonate
What is Strontium Carbonate?
Strontium Carbonate is a versatile inorganic Industrial Chemical extracted from a rare carbonated mineral called Strontianite. It’s white in color and has no taste or odor.
What is Strontium Carbonate used for?
- Strontium Carbonate has applications spanning different industries.
- It is used to manufacture frit, a fused silica and flux mixture that makes glass.
- Used for the production of crimson red flames in the fireworks industry.
- It is the raw material in pyrotechnics manufacturing.
- Used in manufacturing of CTV where it absorbs electrons from the cathode.
- It is utilized in the evaluation of novel nanoparticles.
- It is used for bone health and the treatment of Osteoporosis in the medical field.
- It prepares other strontium-based salts.
- It is used for PTC thermistor components.
What is the Chemical Formula of Strontium Carbonate?
Is Strontium Carbonate harmful to life?
Chronic exposure to Strontium carbonate can result in bone calcification disorders and other serious health issues. However, it is not considered hazardous to the environment.
Where is Strontium Carbonate found? What does Strontium Carbonate look like?
Strontium carbonate is extracted from a naturally occurring mineral called Strontianite. It has the appearance of white-greyish powder.
Strontium Carbonate at Camachem
What are the Hazardous Effects of Strontium Carbonate?
- Strontium carbonate can cause bone calcification in the case of chronic exposure.
- Its dust causes irritation in the eyes, respiratory system, and skin – the skin absorbs the material.
- Long and repeated inhalations can lead to chronic bronchitis and potential pulmonary overload.
What are precautionary measures necessary to be taken to handle Strontium Carbonate?
Here are the basic exposure control and personal protection measures that must be taken with strontium carbonate:
- An adequate ventilation system must be functioning when handling this chemical.
- International or national standard respiratory protection must be used.
- Handlers must use protective gloves made with natural rubber or PVC.
- Handlers must use dust-proof goggles.
- All skin should be covered to avoid irritation.
- Rinsed water must be disposed of according to standard guidelines.
What will happen if Strontium Carbonate is heated?
Heating strontium carbonate releases carbon dioxide and strontium oxide. The release of carbon dioxide can be violent, while strontium oxide is hazardous.
Is Strontium Carbonate a soluble compound?
Yes, it is slightly soluble in water and ammonia. It is known to be soluble in ammonium chloride solution.
Where can I buy Strontium Carbonate?
Packaged Strontium Carbonate at Camachem
Camachem sells industrial quality Strontium Carbonate. Camachem holds years of experience as an international supplier of industrial chemicals. The shipment follows international safety standards and quality control measures for both minor and bulk orders.
How much does Strontium Carbonate cost?
Strontium carbonate is available at Camachem for $1000 per ton. However, the cost is subject to change with shipment charges, raw material costs, and other variables.
What is the PH of Strontium Carbonate?
The average pH is 7.8.
Is Strontium Carbonate an Electrolyte compound?
The compound has very slight solubility in water and thus makes a very weak electrolyte.
Can Strontium Carbonate go down the drain?
No, standard guidelines must be observed when disposing of the chemical.
Is Strontium Carbonate Acidic or Basic?
It is a weak base with high acidic reactions.
What is the difference between Strontium Carbonate and Sodium Carbonate?
Sodium carbonate reacts with strontium chloride to produce strontium carbonate and sodium chloride. Though both carbonates are odorless and have a similar appearance, sodium carbonate is commonly used in detergents and soaps, whereas strontium carbonate is a common fireworks chemical.