Agent Name

Boehmite

CAS Number

1318-23-6

Formula

Al-H-O2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Pseudoboehmite; Aluminum oxide monohydrate; Aluminum monohydrate; Alumina; [IUCLID] Aluminum hydroxide oxide; [ToxPlanet: EPA - TSCATS] CATAPAL A ALUMINA; CATAPAL 200 ALUMINA; Water Dispersible (Pseudo) Boehmite Alumina; Aluminum Oxide Hydroxide; Alpha Alumina Monohydrate; Gamma-A100H (Crystallagraphic Designation); [Sasol MSDS]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Off-white odorless powder; [Sasol MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used for catalyst production and as an inorganic coating; [Sasol MSDS] Mineral component of bauxite; [Wikipedia]

Comments

Causes no to mild skin and mild eye irritation in rabbits; Not a skin sensitizer in guinea pigs using the Buehler test; [IUCLID] No mortalities or significant adverse effects observed in 4-hour lethal concentration study of rats at concentrations up to 2,670 mg/m3; Clinical observations include face pawing and sneezing; [ToxPlanet: EPA - TSCATS] An eye and respiratory tract irritant; [Sasol MSDS] See "Bauxite" and "Aluminum oxide." See "Aluminum."

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 5,090 mg/m3/4hr

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