Synthetic cryolite, as a fine powder.
Metallurgy - Occasionally as an ore for aluminium, but primarily as a flux to dissolve aluminium oxide for electrolysis.
Glass - Cryolite glass is used in eye prosthesis as it has reflective qualities similar to the human eye.
Pyrotechnics - Cryolite is one of the recommended yellow flame colourants, as it is one of the few sodium compounds that is unreactive, water insoluble, and not hygroscopic.
|99.9% < 53micron
|Solubility in water
|0.4g (per 100g H2O)
Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure. Harmful if inhaled or swallowed. Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
General: Read label before use. Keep out of reach of children. If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand.
Prevention: Do not breathe dust. Wash hands thoroughly after handling. Do no eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Avoid release to the environment.
Response: Get medical advice if you feel unwell. IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor if you feel unwell. Rinse mouth. Collect spillage.