Definition and Usage Areas of potassium fluorosilicate
As a type of fluoro silicate, potassium fluorosilicate can be used for water supply, in the production of synthetic cryolite and as fluoridating agents in metal plating. Potassium fluorosilicate can be used as a dissolving component in porcelain enamel as oral care materials and as wood preservatives. Potassium fluorosilicate can also be used to manufacture ceramic materials and optical glass.
Potassium fluorosilicate has weak oxidizing or reducing powers. However, redox reactions can still occur. Most compounds in this class are sparingly soluble or insoluble in water. If soluble in water, solutions are usually strongly acidic or strongly basic. These compounds cannot react with water.
- In pesticide production,
- In the glass industry,
- In the ceramic industry,
- In enamel/frit production.
Ensure that medical personnel are aware of the material(s) involved and take precautions to protect themselves. Move victim to fresh air. Call 911 or emergency medical service. Give artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; give artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult. Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. In case of contact with substance, immediately flush skin or eyes with running water for at least 20 minutes. For minor skin contact, avoid spreading material on unaffected skin. Keep victim calm and warm. Effects of exposure (inhalation, ingestion or skin contact) to substance may be delayed. (ERG, 2016)