Agent Name

Triphosphoric acid

CAS Number

10380-08-2

Formula

H5-O10-P3

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Category

Acids, Inorganic

Sources/Uses

Used as a water softener, peptizing agent, emulsifier, dispersing agent, in cleansers, and as a meat preservative; [ChemIDplus] "Triphosphoric acid (also tripolyphosphoric acid), with formula H5P3O10, is a condensed form of phosphoric acid." [Wikipedia]

Comments

See "Phosphoric acid."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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