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44387 Silica gel desiccant, -6+12 mesh granules

CAS Number

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
44387-30 250g 21.00
44387-A1 1kg 48.40
44387-A7 5kg 206.00
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Silica gel desiccant, -6+12 mesh granules


Chemical Properties

Storage & Sensitivity
Hygroscopic. Ambient temperatures.
Soluble in alkalies. Insoluble in water.


Silica gel desiccant is used to dry the air in industrial compressed air systems. It is also used as a preservation tool to control relative humidity in museum and library exhibitions and storage. Further, it is employed in diagnostic test strips, inhalation devices, syringes, drug test kits and hospital sanitation kits. In addition to this, it is used as a stationary phase in chromatography.


Re-use after being saturated with water by heating to 121 °C for approximately 8 hoursStore in a cool place. Incompatible with oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Sultan, M.; El-Sharkawy, I. I.; Miyazaki, T.; Saha, B. B.; Koyama, S. An overview of solid desiccant dehumidification and air conditioning systems. Renewable Sustainable Energy Rev. 2015, 46, 16-29.

Ruivo, C. R.; Angrisani, G.; Minichiello, F. Influence of the rotation speed on the effectiveness parameters of a desiccant wheel: An assessment using experimental data and manufacturer software. Renewable Energy 2015, 76, 484-493.

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