Posted by bluedog on April 10, 2003, at 13:56:41
In reply to Re: Thanks Larry - some questions on spec sheets?, posted by Larry Hoover on April 10, 2003, at 13:19:24
> > Hi Larry
> > The following links provide the grade specs analysis for two forms of Magnesium Chloride I can purchase from a supplier in my city.
> > 1. http://www.ajaxfinechem.com/products/products.html
> > 2. http://www.ajaxfinechem.com/products/products.html
> The links didn't work, but I presume that they relate to Univar and Unilab grade mag chloride, respectively?
> > The second product is slightly more expensive than the first product but they are made by the same company and the supplier in my city can supply either of these products in 500g size.
> Given that they state that Unilab grade meets BP standards, I'd go with the more expensive one.
> > The next size up is unfortunately 5kg which of course would make it more economical but I don't know how long you could store these products before they go off (if this actually happens at all) and I think it would take me a long time to use up 5kg.
> They would be expected to have an indefinite shelf life. There's nothing that can happen if you keep it dry. I'd presume that both the 500 mg and 5 kg containers would be plastic with screw tops. That would be fine.
> > Unfortunately, these specs go way above my chemical knowledge so I'd like to ask you whether you would consider either of these products as suitable for human consumption based on the spec sheet analysis of these products?
> > If your answer is yes which one would you recommend I purchase?
> > Thanks in advance Larry
> > regards
> > bluedog
> The more expensive one.
Believe it or not the Unilab British Pharmacopoeia (BP) grade Magnesium Chloride is actually the cheaper of the two products.
The Univar Magnesium Chloride (the more expensive one)conforms to to both American Chemical Society standards (ACS) and Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) standard which is apparently the standard required for a chemical to be allowed to be added to food in Australia.
In light of the above would you still recommend I go for the more expensive one. (It costs about $8.00 Australian Dollars more for the 500g pack of the more expensive Univar product.
I know I'm being paranoid but I assume that all these standards mean that these chemicals are quite pure and fit for human consumption....Right???????
thanks again Larry