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Spinel (MgAl₂O₄)

Spinel is a mineral composed of magnesium aluminate with a hardness of 8 on the Mohs Scale and specific gravity of 3.5–4.1. It is transparent to opaque with a vitreous to dull luster. Various impurities, such as iron, manganese, and chromium, impart different colors to the mineral.

Purity: 99.8%
Typical Applications

Spinel is used in electronics, composites, and pigments. “Ruby spinel” is a semi-precious gemstone. Synthetic spinel, which looks like glass and has a significantly higher strength against pressure, has both military and commercial applications.

Packaging Options

Jars, pails, drums, multi-ply paper bags, bulk bags, and fiberboard containers


Spinel Powder (MgAl₂O₄) TSCA (SARA Title III) Status: Listed
For further information, please call the EPA, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) at 202-564-2902

Spinel Powder (MgAl₂O₄) CAS Number: 12068-51-8

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