Agent Name

Sodium tetraphosphate

CAS Number

14986-84-6

Formula

O13-P4.6Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Hexanatriumtetrapolyphosphat [German]; Hexasodium tetraphosphate; Hexasodium tetrapolyphosphate; Quadrafos; Quadraphos; Sodium phosphate (Na6P4O13); Sodium tetrapolyphosphate; Tetraphosphoric acid, hexasodium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phosphates, Metallic Salts

Description

Off-white odorless solid; [Halliburton MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in photography; [REPROTOX] Used as a cement retarder; [Halliburton MSDS]

Comments

Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for use in foods; [FDA] May cause irritation; [Halliburton MSDS] See "Sodium tetrametaphosphate."

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