Agent Name

Mordenite

CAS Number

12445-20-4

Formula

Al.5H2-O3-Si.Na

Major Category

Mineral Dusts

Synonyms

Ptilolite; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Mineral Dusts

Description

"It crystallizes in the form of fibrous aggregates, masses, and vertically striated prismatic crystals." [Wikipedia]

Sources/Uses

"Naturally occurring zeolites are a family of hydrated aluminum silicates that exist in approximately 40 non-fibrous and fibrous zeolite species. . . . Non-fibrous synthetic zeolite with no identifiable health risk is produced for its selective absorption and ion-exchange characteristics." [Rosenstock, p. 415-6] Used as a catalyst in the petrochemical industry; [Wikipedia]

Comments

See "Fuller's earth," "Sodium aluminosilicate," and "Erionite."

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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