Agent Name

Gibbsite

CAS Number

14762-49-3

Formula

Al-H3-O3

Major Category

Mineral Dusts

Category

Other Mineral Dusts

Description

White, red, or brown mineral; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Composed of aluminum hydroxide (Al(OH)3 ); [Merck Index] "Gibbsite, Al(OH)3, is one of the mineral forms of aluminium hydroxide. . . . It is also sometimes called hydrargillite (or hydrargyllite). Gibbsite is an important ore of aluminium in that it is one of three main phases that make up the rock bauxite." [Wikipedia]

Comments

See "Aluminum hydroxide" and "Bauxite."

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