Agent Name

Kyanite

CAS Number

1302-76-7

Formula

Al2-O5-Si

Major Category

Mineral Dusts

Synonyms

Cyanite; Disthene; Kaopolite; Oil-dri; Safe-N-Dri; Valfor; [ChemIDplus] Acicular mullite; Aluminosilcate; Aluminum oxide silicate; [RTECS]

Category

Other Mineral Dusts

Description

Blue mineral; [Merck Index] Gray odorless solid; Insoluble in water; [Kyanite Mining Corporation MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Kyanite, whose name derives from the Greek word kuanos sometimes referred to as "kyanos", meaning deep blue, is a typically blue silicate mineral, commonly found in aluminium-rich metamorphic pegmatites and/or sedimentary rock." [Wikipedia]

Comments

Contains crystalline silica; May cause mechanical eye irritation; Similar aluminum silicate minerals (i.e. kaolin) have produced lung fibrosis in the absence of crystalline silica; [Kyanite Mining Corporation MSDS] See "Kaolin."

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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