Agent Name

Kaolinite

CAS Number

1318-74-7

Formula

Al.1/2H6-O7-Si2.H2-O

Major Category

Mineral Dusts

Synonyms

50R; 50R (mineral); Argirec B 24; ASP 072; Biofix C 1; Biofix C 2; Biofix E 1; Biofix E 2; China Clay; Clay; Tonerde; Porzellanerde; GK; GK (mineral); Hydrite 121; Hydrite flat D; Hydrite MP; Hydrite PX; Hydrite R; Kaolin; Clay Filler; Coating Clay; Bolus Alba; Kaolin, clay; Kaopaque 10; Kaopaque 10S; Kaopaque 20; Kaopaque 30; Kaophile 2; Kaophobe 45; Mono 90; SPS Kaolin; UG 90; [IUCLID] Aluminum silicate; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Other Mineral Dusts

Description

White, greyish-white, or slightly colored solid; [INCHEM EHC]

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used in the following industries: coatings, chemical, leather processing, paper and pulp, plastics, rubber, ceramics, glass, cosmetics, fertilizers, and pharmaceuticals; Used as an adhesive, binding agent, and filler; [IUCLID] The main component of kaolin (China clay); Group of phyllosilicate minerals with cation exchange capacity and adsorbent properties; [INCHEM EHC]

Comments

A mild eye irritant; Classified by the EC as not irritating; Not a skin sensitizer; [IUCLID] See "Kaolin."

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