Talc is a mineral composed of magnesium silicate (MgSiO3) when hydrated. As an anti-caking agent in pharmaceuticals, it improves powder flow when tablets are compressed. The use of talcum products in cosmetics has been asbestos free since the 1970s.
Talcum Powder Purified Properties:
- CAS Number: 14807-96-6
- Name: Talc
- Formula: H2Mg3O12Si4
- Molecular Weight: 379.2657
- Deleted CAS: 99638-63-8
- Synonyms: Beaver White 200;Beaver White 325;CS 2 (talc);CT 8 (mineral);Emtal596;FVS;FW-XO;Fabi HTP Ultra 5C;Finntalc M 15; HTP Ultra 1C;HTP Ultra 5C;HTP-Ultra 10C;HTP-Ultra 5;HWST;HeliocoteX;Hi-Con Talc C 12;Hi-Filler;Hi-Filler 10; Finntalc M15E;Finntalc M 20SL;Finntalc M 30SL;HS-T 0.5;HST 05;HT 7000;HT 7050;HTP 05;HTP 1C;
- EINECS: 238-877-9
- Density: 2.7-2.8 g/cm3
- Melting Point: 800 °C
- Appearance: white to almost white micro fine powder
How does it work?
Powdered talcum is made from talc, which contains the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. Powder absorbs moisture and reduces friction, making it effective at keeping skin dry and preventing rashes.
How to use:
Magnesium silicate (MgSiO3) is commonly called "talc" when hydrated. The pharmaceutical industry uses it as anticaking agent to improve powder flow when compressing tablets. Talc is used as an adsorbent in cosmetic products like talcum and baby powder.
- Cough with thick mucous
- Fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
- General feeling of discomfort or illness
- Chest pain, discomfort, or tightness
- Coughing or spitting up blood
- Shortness of breath or troubled breathing
Warnings and precautions while using this product
You shouldn't use talcum powder on your baby. Ingredients in it can irritate their skin. Drying your baby with a soft towel is much better.