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Substance Name: Amphibole
RN: 1318-09-8


  • A class of asbestos that includes silicates of magnesium, iron, calcium, and sodium. The fibers are generally brittle and cannot be spun, but are more resistant to chemicals and heat than ASBESTOS, SERPENTINE. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed).
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Names and Synonyms

MeSH Heading

  • Asbestos, Amphibole


  • Amphibole group minerals
  • Amphiboles
  • Hornblendeasbest
  • Minerals, amphibole group

Systematic Names

  • Amphibole
  • Amphibole-group minerals

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 1318-09-8

Other Registry Number

  • 1318-67-8

System Generated Number

  • 0001318098