Calcium aluminosilicate

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Calcium aluminosilicate
Identifiers
  • 37342-39-5
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.048.597 Edit this at Wikidata
EC Number
  • 253-476-9
E number E556 (acidity regulators, ...)
UNII
  • InChI=1S/2Al.Ca.2O4Si/c;;;2*1-5(2,3)4/q2*+3;+2;2*-4
    Key: GWWPLLOVYSCJIO-UHFFFAOYSA-N
  • [O-][Si]([O-])([O-])[O-].[O-][Si]([O-])([O-])[O-].[Al+3].[Al+3].[Ca+2]
Properties
CaAl2Si2O8
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Calcium aluminosilicate, an aluminosilicate compound with calcium cations, most typically has formula CaAl2Si2O8.[1] In minerals, as a feldspar, it can be found as anorthite, an end-member of the plagioclase series.

Uses[edit]

As a food additive, it is sometimes designated E556. It is known to the FDA as, at under 2% by weight, an anti-caking agent for table salt, and as an ingredient in vanilla powder.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Compound Summary for CID 21881395 - Calcium Aluminosilicate". PubChem.