Agent Name

Calcium phosphate, monobasic

Alternative Name

Calcium bis(dihydrogen phosphate)

CAS Number

7758-23-8

Formula

Ca.2H3-O4-P

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Calcium bis(dihydrogen phosphate); Acid calcium phosphate; C 38 (phosphate); Calcium biphosphate; Calcium dihydrogen orthophosphate; Calcium dihydrogen phosphate; Calcium diorthophosphate; Calcium hydrogen phosphate (Ca(H2PO4)2); Calcium monobasic phosphate; Calcium phosphate (1:2); Calcium superphosphate; Calcium tetrahydrogen orthophosphate; Calcium tetrahydrogen phosphate; Monobasic calcium phosphate; Monocalcium orthophosphate; Monocalcium phosphate, monobasic; Phosphoric acid, calcium salt (2:1); Primary calcium phosphate; V 90; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phosphates, Metallic Salts

Description

Solid; Deliquescent when impure; Mostly soluble in water; [Merck Index] Fine white crystals; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in fertilizers, baking powders and wheat flours (acidulant), enameling, foods and feeds (mineral supplement), plastics (stabilizer), and malt and meat (pH control); [HSDB] Used as stabilizer for milk products and in glass manufacturing; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

Toxic by ingestion in excess of 2000 mg/kg; Classified as "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) in food; [HSDB] Corrosive to the eyes; [CHEMINFO] An irritant; See "Calcium."

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