Agent Name

Calcium aluminate

CAS Number

12042-78-3

Formula

Al-O3.3/2Ca

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Aluminate (AlO33-), calcium (2:3); Aluminum calcium oxide (Al2Ca3O6); Dialuminium tricalcium hexaoxide; [ChemIDplus] HYSAFE 310; [J.M. Huber MSDS]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White solid; [HSDB] White odorless powder; Insoluble in water; [J.M. Huber MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in cements; The fused form (a glass) can be used for infrared transmission and detection; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause mechanical eye irritation; [J.M. Huber MSDS] See "Aluminum."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

1 mg/m3, respirable fraction

PEL (OSHA)

15 mg/m3(total dust), 5 mg/m3(respirable fraction)

MAK

4 mg/m3(inhalable fraction), 1.5 mg/m3 (respirable fraction)

Explanatory Notes

TLV, PEL, and MAK values for aluminum metal and insoluble compounds;

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