Agent Name

Illite

CAS Number

12173-60-3

Formula

Al.F.Fe.H-O.K.Mg.O5-Si2.O

Major Category

Mineral Dusts

Synonyms

PROFILE POROUS CERAMIC (PPC) GREENS GRADE NATURAL; Illite Calcined Clay; [Profile Products MSDS]

Category

Other Mineral Dusts

Description

Brown to buff-colored granular particles; Negligible odor; [Profile Products MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Structurally illite is quite similar to muscovite with slightly more silicon, magnesium, iron, and water and slightly less tetrahedral aluminium and interlayer potassium." [Wikipedia]

Comments

Causes lung changes in 12-week intermittent inhalation studies of rats; [RTECS] Contains up to 5% crystalline silica; [Profile Products MSDS] See "Mica, respirable dust."

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