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GLK: DS ATO MAO9


Effective
October 1999
Supersedes November 1997

Technical Information

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Great Lakes
Chemical Corporation

MICROFINE AO9 AND AO9-HP


ANTIMONY TRIOXIDE
CAS No. [1309644]

Microfine AO9 is a sub-micron particle size antimony trioxide with an average particle size of
0.9 microns. This product is produced under very carefully controlled conditions to ensure not only
a fine and consistent average particle size but also a narrow particle size distribution with the
absolute minimum of coarser particles above three microns. The product is predominantly
senarmontite (cubic crystal form), with a high tinting strength and a bright white powder color. This
product is available in both standard and high purity grades designated Microfine AO9 and
Microfine AO9 -HP respectively.

Microfine AO9 finds application as a flame retardant, when used in combination with a source of
halogen. In rigid and plasticized PVC compounds, the addition of controlled amounts of Microfine
AO9 will confer excellent flame retardant properties. In other plastics, paints and textiles that do
not contain halogen, a suitable chlorinated or brominated compound must be added with the
Microfine AO9 in order to obtain the required flame retardant properties.
Typical Properties
Appearance
Specific Gravity
Refractive Index
Packed Bulk Density, lb/ft 3
Particle Size avg., Sedigraph
Fineness thru 325 mesh sieve
Surface Area (BET) sq. m/gm
Tinting Strength % of standard
Moisture, 2 hrs @ 105C
Water Soluble

Very Fine White Powder


5.5
2.1
40-45
0.8 - 1.0 microns
99.995%
10-11
110-120
0.1%
Maximum
0.25%
Maximum

The information supplied is presented in good faith and has been derived from sources believed to be reliable. Since conditions of use are beyond our control, all risks are assumed by the user. No
representation is expressed or implied, and nothing herein shall be construed as permission or recommendation to practice a patented invention without a license.

One Great Lakes Boulevard P.O. Box 2200 West Lafayette, IN 47996-2200 Telephone 765-497-6100
http://www.greatlakeschem.com

Polymer
One competitive step ahead

GLK: DS ATO MAO9


Effective
October 1999
Supersedes November 1997

Technical Information

Microfine AO9 and AO9-HP

Typical Composition
Antimony Trioxide
Arsenic
Lead
Iron
Nickle
Copper
Acidity (H2SO4)

Sb2O3
As
Pb
Fe
Ni
Cu

Microfine AO9
99.3%
Minimum
0.3%
Maximum
0.2%
Maximum
0.01%
Maximum
0.005% Maximum
0.005% Maximum
0.15%
Maximum

Microfine AO9 -HP


99.5%
Minimum
0.1%
Maximum
0.1%
Maximum
0.003% Maximum
0.001% Maximum
0.001% Maximum
0.04%
Maximum

The use of proper protective equipment is recommended. Excess exposure to the product should
be avoided. Wash thoroughly after handling. Store the product in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area
away from incompatible materials. Unless stated, proper storage will permit usage of the product
for 6 to 12 months from the date of receipt. For additional handling and toxicological information,
consult GLCC Material Safety Data Sheets # 00426 for AO9 and # 00369 for AO9-HP.

The standard package is a multi-walled 50 lb. paper sack or shrinks wrapped 2000 lb. to a skid.

The information supplied is presented in good faith and has been derived from sources believed to be reliable. Since conditions of use are beyond our control, all risks are assumed by the user. No
representation is expressed or implied, and nothing herein shall be construed as permission or recommendation to practice a patented invention without a license.

One Great Lakes Boulevard P.O. Box 2200 West Lafayette, IN 47996-2200 Telephone 765-497-6100
http://www.greatlakeschem.com

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Great Lakes
Chemical Corporation