Agent Name

Smectite

CAS Number

12199-37-0

Major Category

Mineral Dusts

Synonyms

Smectite clay, hydrogen form; Smectite-group minerals; [ChemIDplus] Diosmectite; Dioctahedral smectite; [REPROTOX] VEEGUM T; Magnesium Aluminum Silicate; Smectite clay; [R.T. Vanderbilt MSDS]

Category

Other Mineral Dusts

Description

Off-white to tan fine flakes or powder; [R.T. Vanderbilt MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Clay used in diarrheal illness; [REPROTOX] Used for industrial applications; [R.T. Vanderbilt MSDS] Both smectite and bentonite refer to clay minerals that are aluminum phyllosilicates. Bentonite consists mostly of montmorillonite while the smectite group contains montmorillonite, nontronite, and saponite. [Wikipedia]

Comments

May cause mechanical irritation; Chronic inhalation may cause lung injury; [R.T. Vanderbilt MSDS] See "Bentonite."

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