Vermiculite

Formula
Unspecified
Uses
Used as a catalyst.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
1318-00-9
Merck
12,10095
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Boiling point, °C
102-105 (12 torr)
Density
Approximately 2.3 g/cm3

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place.
Handling
Use with adequate ventilation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Protective garments not normally required. Clothing: Protective garments not normally required.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
None.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing media: Substance is nonflammable; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire.

Health.
Exposure effects
Chronic inhalation may lead to decreased pulmonary function.
   Ingestion
Expected to be a low ingestion hazard.
   Inhalation
Dust is irritating to the respiratory tract.
   Skin
Dust may cause mechanical irritation.
   Eyes
Dust may cause mechanical irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
   Skin
Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.