Liquid glass

Chemical compound:
sodium silicate solution
Common name:
sodium silicate solution

Liquid glass is an aqueous alkaline solution of sodium and/or potassium silicates Na2O(SiO2)n or K2O(SiO2)n. It is available commercially as a thick liquid solution or in solid form. Liquid glass has many applications. It is used in construction to make concrete structures water- and moisture-resistant. Liquid glass impregnation helps prevent flammable materials such as fabrics, wood, and cardboard from catching fire. It is also often used to glue paper and cardboard.

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Hazard information

Hazard statements

  • May be corrosive to metals.
  • Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
  • May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary statements

  • Avoid breathing dust/fume/ gas/mist/vapours/spray.
  • Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
  • Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor/…
  • IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing.