Agent Name

Nepheline

CAS Number

1302-72-3

Major Category

Mineral Dusts

Synonyms

Nephelite; [ChemIDplus] Sodium potassium aluminum silicate; [RTECS]

Category

Other Mineral Dusts

Description

Colorless, gray, or brown mineral; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Composed of sodium, potassium, and aluminum silicate; [Merck Index] "Nepheline, also called nephelite (from Greek: ?ef???, 'cloud'), is a feldspathoid: a silica-undersaturated aluminosilicate, Na3KAl4Si4O16, that occurs in intrusive and volcanic rocks with low silica, and in their associated pegmatites." [Wikipedia]

Comments

See "Aluminum silicate, anhydrous."

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