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Substance Name: Asbestos, chrysotile
RN: 132207-32-0


  • A type of asbestos that occurs in nature as the dihydrate of magnesium silicate. It exists in two forms: antigorite, a plated variety, and chrysotile, a fibrous variety. The latter makes up 95% of all asbestos products. (From Merck Index, 11th ed, p.893)

Molecular Formula

  • Unspecified
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Names and Synonyms


  • Asbestos, serpentine
  • Chrysotile asbestos
  • White asbestos

Systematic Name

  • Asbestos, chrysotile

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 132207-32-0

System Generated Number

  • 0132207320