Agent Name

Chlorite

CAS Number

1318-59-8

Major Category

Mineral Dusts

Synonyms

Chlorite [Mineral]; Chlorite-group minerals; [ChemIDplus] Chlorit - Talk; [IUCLID] Sierralite 252 HS Powder; Sierralite 402 HS Powder; Sierralite 603 HS Powder; Hydrous magnesium silicate; Talc; Soapstone; Stealite; [Luzenac America MSDS]

Category

Other Mineral Dusts

Description

Solid; [IUCLID] White or off-white to grey powder; Odorless; [Luzenac America MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in the paints, lacquers, and varnishes, paper-pulp-board, and polymers industries; Used as an anti-set-off and anti-adhesive agent and filler; [IUCLID] Used as a functional mineral in paper, paints, ceramics, plastics, personal care, etc.; [Luzenac America MSDS] One of the main components of common clay and shale; [INCHEM EHC] Group of soft phyllosilicate minerals generally described by the presence of magnesium, iron, nickel, and manganese in the silica lattice; Species containing zinc, lithium, and calcium are also known; [Wikipedia]

Comments

Contains less than 5% talc and less than 1.5% quartz; May cause mild skin irritation and mechanical eye irritation; Repeated or prolonged inhalation exposure may cause mild pneumoconiosis; [Luzenac America MSDS]

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