Agent Name

Trisodium phosphate dodecahydrate

CAS Number

10101-89-0

Formula

O4-P.3Na.12H2-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Phosphoric acid, trisodium salt, dodecahydrate; Sodium phosphate dodecahydrate; Sodium phosphate tribasic dodecahydrate; Sodium phosphate, tribasic; [ChemIDplus] UN3077 (Other regulated substances, solid, n.o.s.); [MSDSonline]

Category

Salts, Basic

Description

Colorless to white crystals; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used to develop photos, clarify sugar, remove boiler scale, soften water, manufacture paper, tan leather, and make detergents; [HSDB] Used in food to increase alkalinity; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

Can cause burns to the eyes and skin; Harmful if ingested; [CAMEO] Aqueous solutions are highly alkaline; [HSDB] Dusts and solutions > 0.1% are corrosive to the eyes and possibly to the skin; [CHEMINFO]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

Melting point equals 164 to 170 F; [CHEMINFO]

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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