Agent Name

Phytic acid

CAS Number

83-86-3

Formula

C6-H18-O24-P6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Acide fytique [INN-French]; Acido fitico [INN-Spanish]; Acidum fyticum [INN-Latin]; Alkalovert; Fytic acid; Inosithexaphosphorsaure [German]; Inositol hexaphosphate; myo-Inosistol hexakisphosphate; myo-Inositol hexakisphosphate; Phytate; Saure des phytins [German]; Hexakis(dihydrogen phosphate) myo-inositol (9CI); Inositol, hexakis(dihydrogen phosphate), myo-; myo-Inositol, 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexakis(dihydrogen phosphate); myo-Inositol, hexakis(dihydrogen phosphate); [ChemIDplus] Inositolhexaphosphoric acid; 1,2,3,4,5,6-Cyclohexanehexolphosphoric acid; Cyclohexanehexyl hexaphosphate; [Merck Index]

Category

Plant Oils and Extracts

Description

Straw-colored syrupy liquid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Primary phosphorus compound in plants; Used to remove trace metals (complexing agent), as starting material in inositol manufacture, and fermentation nutrient; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes convulsions in intravenous lethal-dose studies of mice (LD50 = 500 mg/kg); [RTECS] Causes burns; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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