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The Chemical Identifier fields include common identification numbers, the NFPA diamond U.S. Department of Transportation hazard labels, and a general description of the chemical. The information in CAMEO Chemicals comes from a variety of data sources.
CAS Number UN/NA Number
  • 14807-96-6
none
DOT Hazard Label USCG CHRIS Code
data unavailable none
NIOSH Pocket Guide International Chem Safety Card
Talc (containing no asbestos and less than 1% quartz)external link
NFPA 704
data unavailable
General Description
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Odorless white to grayish-white very fine crystalline powder (unctuous). Readily adheres to the skin. Nonflammable, noncombustible, and nontoxic.

The Hazard fields include special hazard alerts air and water reactions, fire hazards, health hazards, a reactivity profile, and details about reactive groups assignments and potentially incompatible absorbents. The information in CAMEO Chemicals comes from a variety of data sources.
Reactivity Alerts
none
Air & Water Reactions
Insoluble in water.
Fire Hazard
Literature sources indicate that this chemical is nonflammable. (NTP, 1992)
Health Hazard
Excerpt from NIOSH Pocket Guide for Talc (containing no asbestos and less than 1% quartz)external link:

Exposure Routes: Inhalation, skin and/or eye contact

Symptoms: Fibrotic pneumoconiosis, irritation eyes

Target Organs: Eyes, respiratory system, cardiovascular system (NIOSH, 2022)
Reactivity Profile
TALC has low reactivity.
Belongs to the Following Reactive Group(s)
Potentially Incompatible Absorbents

No information available.

The Response Recommendation fields include isolation and evacuation distances, as well as recommendations for firefighting, non-fire response, protective clothing, and first aid. The information in CAMEO Chemicals comes from a variety of data sources.
Isolation and Evacuation
No information available.
Firefighting
Fires involving this material can be controlled with a dry chemical, carbon dioxide or Halon extinguisher. (NTP, 1992)
Non-Fire Response
SMALL SPILLS AND LEAKAGE: If you spill this chemical, you should dampen the solid spill material with water, then transfer the dampened material to a suitable container. Use absorbent paper dampened with water to pick up any remaining material. Seal your contaminated clothing and the absorbent paper in a vapor-tight plastic bag for eventual disposal. Wash all contaminated surfaces with a soap and water solution. Do not reenter the contaminated area until the Safety Officer (or other responsible person) has verified that the area has been properly cleaned.

STORAGE PRECAUTIONS: You should store this material at ambient temperatures. (NTP, 1992)
Protective Clothing
Excerpt from NIOSH Pocket Guide for Talc (containing no asbestos and less than 1% quartz)external link:

Skin: No recommendation is made specifying the need for personal protective equipment for the body.

Eyes: No recommendation is made specifying the need for eye protection.

Wash skin: No recommendation is made specifying the need for washing the substance from the skin (either immediately or at the end of the work shift).

Remove: No recommendation is made specifying the need for removing clothing that becomes wet or contaminated.

Change: No recommendation is made specifying the need for the worker to change clothing after the workshift. (NIOSH, 2022)
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First Aid
EYES: First check the victim for contact lenses and remove if present. Flush victim's eyes with water or normal saline solution for 20 to 30 minutes while simultaneously calling a hospital or poison control center. Do not put any ointments, oils, or medication in the victim's eyes without specific instructions from a physician. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim after flushing eyes to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as redness or irritation) develop.

SKIN: IMMEDIATELY flood affected skin with water while removing and isolating all contaminated clothing. Gently wash all affected skin areas thoroughly with soap and water. If symptoms such as redness or irritation develop, IMMEDIATELY call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital for treatment.

INHALATION: IMMEDIATELY leave the contaminated area; take deep breaths of fresh air. If symptoms (such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or burning in the mouth, throat, or chest) develop, call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital. Provide proper respiratory protection to rescuers entering an unknown atmosphere. Whenever possible, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) should be used; if not available, use a level of protection greater than or equal to that advised under Protective Clothing.

INGESTION: DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. If the victim is conscious and not convulsing, give 1 or 2 glasses of water to dilute the chemical and IMMEDIATELY call a hospital or poison control center. Be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital if advised by a physician. If the victim is convulsing or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth, ensure that the victim's airway is open and lay the victim on his/her side with the head lower than the body. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim to a hospital. (NTP, 1992)

The Physical Property fields include properties such as vapor pressure and boiling point, as well as explosive limits and toxic exposure thresholds The information in CAMEO Chemicals comes from a variety of data sources.
Chemical Formula:
  • H2Mg3O12Si4
Flash Point: data unavailable
Lower Explosive Limit (LEL): data unavailable
Upper Explosive Limit (UEL): data unavailable
Autoignition Temperature: data unavailable
Melting Point: 1700 to 1800°F (NTP, 1992)
Vapor Pressure: 0 mmHg at 68°F Essentially (NTP, 1992)
Vapor Density (Relative to Air): data unavailable
Specific Gravity: 2.7 to 2.8 (NTP, 1992)
Boiling Point: data unavailable
Molecular Weight: 379.26 (NTP, 1992)
Water Solubility: less than 1 mg/mL at 70°F (NTP, 1992)
Ionization Energy/Potential: data unavailable
IDLH: 1000 mg/m3 (NIOSH, 2022)

AEGLs (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels)

No AEGL information available.

ERPGs (Emergency Response Planning Guidelines)

No ERPG information available.

PACs (Protective Action Criteria)

No PAC information available.

The Regulatory Information fields include information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Title III Consolidated List of Lists, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Standard List (see more about these data sources).

EPA Consolidated List of Lists

No regulatory information available.

CISA Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

No regulatory information available.

OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard List

No regulatory information available.

This section provides a listing of alternate names for this chemical, including trade names and synonyms.
  • ABT 2500
  • AGALITE
  • ASBESTINE
  • AT 164
  • B 13
  • B 13 (MINERAL)
  • B 9
  • B 9 (TALC)
  • BEAVER WHITE 200
  • BEAVER WHITE 325
  • CHC 13P
  • CHC 13S10
  • CIMFLEX 606
  • CIMPACT 600
  • CIRCRON MP 9825
  • CP 10-40
  • CP 38-33
  • CROWN P 2
  • CROWN PP
  • CROWN TALC P 2
  • CROWN TALC W 83
  • CROWN TALC Z
  • CRS 6002
  • CRYSTALITE CRS 6002
  • CT 8
  • CT 8 (MINERAL)
  • CTA 1
  • CUBIC MASTER
  • D 35
  • D 35 (MINERAL)
  • DESERTALC 57
  • DN 2
  • DN 2 (FILLER)
  • EMS 100
  • EMTAL 500
  • EMTAL 549
  • EMTAL 596
  • EMTAL 599
  • ENSTALC
  • ET 5
  • ET 5 (TALC)
  • ET-K 5
  • EX-II
  • FF-R
  • FIBRENE C 400
  • FINNTALC C 10
  • FINNTALC M 03
  • FINNTALC M 05
  • FINNTALC M 15
  • FINNTALC P 40
  • FINNTALC PF
  • FIT POWDER CT 35
  • FK 300S
  • FRENCH CHALK
  • FVS
  • FW-XO
  • GT 40
  • GT 40 (MINERAL)
  • H 1-5000PJ
  • HI-FILLER
  • HI-FILLER 12
  • HI-FILLER 17
  • HI-FILLER 5000PJ
  • HI-FILLER 7
  • HIGH TORON
  • HIGH TORON A
  • HIMICRON C
  • HIMICRON HE 5
  • HS-T 0.5
  • HS-T 0.8
  • HYDROUS MAGNESIUM SILICATE
  • IT EXTRA
  • JA 13R
  • JA 46R
  • JA 68RC
  • JET 46R
  • JETFIL 350
  • JETFIL 700C
  • JM 156
  • JR 37
  • JR 47
  • 850JS
  • K 1
  • KLM 100
  • KLM 200
  • KLM 300
  • LMK 100
  • LMP
  • LMP (MINERAL)
  • LMP 100
  • LMR
  • LMR (MINERAL)
  • LMR 100
  • LMR 400
  • LMS 100
  • LMS 200
  • LMS 300
  • LOW TALC
  • LPM 100
  • LSM 300
  • LU 1445
  • LUGANEC 1445
  • LUZENAC 10MOOS
  • MAGSIL 2628
  • MAGSIL OSMANTHUS
  • MICEL-TONE
  • MICRO ACE K 1
  • MICRO ACE L 1
  • MICRO ACE P 2
  • MICRO ACE P 3
  • MICRO ACE P 4
  • MICRON WHITE
  • MICRON WHITE 5000
  • MICRON WHITE 5000A
  • MICRON WHITE 5000B
  • MICRON WHITE 5000P
  • MICRON WHITE 5000S
  • MICRON WHITE 5000SA
  • MICRON WHITE 500S
  • MICRON WHITE CHC 13P03
  • MICROPFLEX MP 1250
  • MICROTALC AT 1
  • MICROTALC AT EXTRA
  • MICROTALC IT EXTRA
  • MICROTALC MP 10-52
  • MINERAL GRAPHITE
  • MISTRON 139
  • MISTRON 2SC
  • MISTRON 444
  • MISTRON 600
  • MISTRON 850FC
  • MISTRON 850JS
  • MISTRON CB
  • MISTRON CYPRUBOND
  • MISTRON FROST P
  • MISTRON MIST
  • MISTRON MONOMIX
  • MISTRON RCS
  • MISTRON STAR
  • MISTRON SUPER FROST
  • MISTRON ULTRAMIX
  • MISTRON VAPOR
  • MISTRON VAPOR 3P
  • MISTRON VAPOR RP 6
  • MISTRON VAPOR RP 6D
  • MMR
  • MMR (MINERAL)
  • 10MO-OS
  • 15MOO
  • 20MOOS
  • MP 100
  • MP 100 (TALC)
  • MP 12-50
  • MP 25-38
  • MP 40-27
  • MP 45-26
  • MS
  • MS (MINERAL)
  • MS 1
  • MS 1 (MINERAL)
  • MS-A
  • MS-A (MINERAL)
  • MS-P
  • MS-P (TALC)
  • MST
  • MST (MINERAL)
  • MT 6
  • MT 6 (TALC)
  • MT 7
  • MT 7 (MINERAL)
  • MUSSOLINITE
  • NAITSCH
  • ND TALC
  • NK
  • NK (FILLER)
  • NK 48
  • NK 64
  • NON-ASBESTIFORM TALC
  • NON-FIBROUS TALC
  • NTX-A 174
  • NYTAL 200
  • NYTAL 400
  • P 3
  • P 4
  • PH TALC
  • PK-C
  • PK-N
  • PK-P
  • PK-P (MINERAL)
  • PKD
  • PKD (TALC)
  • PKNN
  • PKP 80
  • PNA 400
  • POLYBLOC
  • POLYFIL MT 5000
  • POLYTAL 4641
  • POLYTAL 4725
  • POLYTALC 262
  • POLYTALC AG 609
  • PS
  • PS (MINERAL)
  • PS-IC
  • RF
  • RF (TALC)
  • RF-B
  • RX 3441
  • S 2
  • S 2 (TALC)
  • S TALC
  • 5000S
  • 5000SA
  • SC 15
  • SC 15 (TALC)
  • SHUUEN
  • SIESU TALC
  • SOAPSTONE
  • SOAPSTONE P
  • SP 38
  • SP 40
  • SP 40 (MINERAL)
  • SP 44
  • SP 50A
  • STEAMIC OOS
  • STEASILK 5AE
  • STEASILK 5FL
  • STEATITE
  • STEATITE TALC
  • STEAWHITE
  • SUPER TALC SG 95
  • SUPRA TALC
  • SUPREME
  • SUPREME (TALC)
  • SUPREME DENSE
  • SW 5
  • SW-E
  • SWA
  • SWA (MINERAL)
  • SWB
  • T 45B
  • TALC
  • TALC (CONTAINING NO ASBESTOS AND LESS THAN 1% QUARTZ)
  • TALC (NON-ASBESTOS FORM)
  • TALC FFR
  • TALC SW
  • TALC, NON-ASBESTOS FORM, SILICA
  • TALCAN NHAYASI
  • TALCAN PK
  • TALCAN PK-C
  • TALCAN PK-P
  • TALCAN PKN
  • TALCRON CP 44-31
  • TALCRON MP 4526
  • TALCUM
  • TALMAG P 50
  • TC 100
  • TC 100 (MINERAL)
  • TECHFIL C 117
  • TM 30
  • TM 30 (TALC)
  • TRANSLINK 5000A
  • TT TALC
  • TY 80
  • ULTRA TALC 609
  • UPNHS-T 0.5
  • US 150
  • US 150S
  • VANTALC 6H
  • VERTAL
  • VERTAL 710
  • VICTORY LIGHT SK-C
  • WESTMIN 20E
  • WESTMIN 30E
  • WESTMIN 8E
  • WESTMIN D 100
  • WESTMIN D 30E
  • WESTMIN D 50E
  • X 50
  • X 50 (TALC)
  • XP 961

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