MagSil PR Use In Botanical Oil Filtration & Color Purification
What is Magnesium Silicate PR?
Magnesium Silicate PR (MagSil PR), also known as Magnesium Silicate Hydrate, is often available as a hydrate having the chemical formula MgO:XSiO2-H2O, where X denotes the average mole ratio of SiO2 to MgO. It appears as a white odorless solid and is insoluble in water. It is often produced by the precipitation reaction of water-soluble Sodium Silicate and a water- soluble Magnesium salt (like Magnesium Chloride or Nitrate).
There are various grades of Magnesium Silicate available, however, the PR grade (Pesticide Remediation) is used in the process of removing pesticides. Mag Sil PR is activated at 675oC and is widely used in industry for its pesticide removal properties. In the Botanical market, Mag Sil PR has applications in removing polar impurities, pesticides, and undesired colors as seen in color remediation columns (CRC).
How does MagSil PR work in filtration
The temperature at which magnesium silicate is activated is significant for adsorbent purposes and is indicated by the grade. Mag Sil grade A is activated at 650oC and is also known as the standard activation grade. Grade B is considered the less active grade and is activated at 260oC. PR grade is activated at 675oC and is used for pesticide remediation and the TLC grade is used in thin layer chromatography analysis.
Activated Magnesium Silicate PR is a strong decolorizer and remediator in chromatography as well as CRC (Color Remediation Columns) and is therefore used to remove undesired pigments, pesticides, and improve the clarity of extracts.
MagSil works by binding to polar, water-soluble compounds to remove them from the final oil. Due to the large surface area of the adsorbent, it can absorb unwanted contaminants quickly and efficiently. Of the adsorbents available on the market, activated MagSil is one of the more expensive filtration medias and requires additional adsorbents for optimal results.
MagSil PR grade is the one recommended for use in Botanical filtration. Due to stringent cannabis regulations, it is required that Botanical extracts pass rigorous testing. While it is ideal to avoid use of pesticides while growing and processing Botanical, this is not possible. Myclobutanil, a common chemical component used in the agricultural industry as a pesticide, can be found in Botanical extracts and while there may be undetectable levels present in the flower, it has been observed to fail test concentrations in Botanical extracts. Thus, it is imperative that further filtration of the contaminated extract is performed with MagSil PR to remove traces of pesticides.
What is CRC
CRC is a color remediation column that works with extraction systems to selectively refine the final extract resulting in better clarity, color, flavor, and aroma. It comprises of a filter plate on the bottom, a paper filter above, and a layer of filter media above that through which the crude extract is loaded onto the top of the column. In short, it is a filtration step that is used to further remove impurities from Botanical extracts. CRC is used to remove chlorophylls, carotenes, pheophytins, and lycopenes.
After the extraction process, the resulting Botanical extract is fed through a multi-stage refinement and distillation process to remove any impurities, undesired colors, and contaminants. This is where the CRC plays a role in selectively refining unwanted impurities that cause darkening of the extract. The filter media chosen is usually a mix of silica gel, activated charcoal, and MagSil PR.
Where to buy Magnesium Silicate PR
Customers can purchase MagSil PR, Activated Magnesium Silicate, Lab Grade for $100 online, locally or call 512-668-9918 to order bulk sizes. Lab Alley Brand MagSil PR, Activated Magnesium Silicate, Lab Grade is for sale in bulk sizes and is in stock. It is a high purity chemical substance that is ideally suited for scientific, development, analytical, clinical, medical, research and testing applications. MagSil PR, Activated Magnesium Silicate, Lab Grade is delivered quickly to laboratories, factories and businesses in safe chemical resistant containers.
The chemical formula for MagSil PR, Activated Magnesium Silicate, Lab Grade is MgSiO3, the CAS Registry Number is 14807-96-6, the PubChem CID is 16211421. Download the MagSil PR, Activated Magnesium Silicate, Lab Grade MSDS/SDS to get safety tips and health hazard information. MagSil PR, Activated Magnesium Silicate, Lab Grade should be carefully handled, stored in a cool dry place and chemical waste should be disposed of properly and safely.
MagSil PR, Activated Magnesium Silicate, Lab Grade Retail Prices, Package Sizes And Bulk Quantity Ordering Options: 100g $100, 500g $140, 1kg $175, 2.5kg $350, 12.5kg $1200, 50lb $1600, 25kg $1800.