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Silicate (Silicic Acid) Test

photometric, 0.25-500.0 μg/L (SiO2), 0.12-233.7 μg/L (Si), Spectroquant®

Quality Level

product line


specific analyte(s)


measuring range

0.12-233.7 μg/L (Si)
0.25-500.0 μg/L (SiO2)


photometry: suitable


for use with Spectroquant® Move 100
for use with Spectroquant® Nova 60 A
for use with Spectroquant® Prove 100
for use with Spectroquant® Prove 300
for use with Spectroquant® Prove 600

detection method


storage temp.


General description

Method: photometric 0.25 - 500.0 µg/l SiO₂ 0.12 - 233.7 µg/l Si Spectroquant®

The method is analogous to APHA 4500-SiO2 D+E, ASTM D859-10, and DIN 38405-21.

This Spectroquant® Silicate Reagent Test allows the accurate quantification of silicate (silicic acid) in aqueous samples.

Method applied: In sulfuric solution silicate ions react with molybdate ions to form a yellow heteropoly acid which is reduced to silicomolybdenum blue. This dye is determined photometrically.

The Spectroquant® Reagent Test Kits contain highly stable, ready-to-use reagent mixtures to perform the analysis according to the procedure described in the accompanying instruction leaflet.

All our Cell and Reagent Test Kits are equipped with the unique Live ID (2D barcode) which allows seamless method recognition and contains essential information such as lot number, expiry date, and automatic calibration updates.

Legal Information

SPECTROQUANT is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 2 - Eye Dam. 1 - Met. Corr. 1 - Skin Corr. 1A - Skin Sens. 1

Supplementary Hazards

Storage Class Code

8B - Non-combustible, corrosive hazardous materials



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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