Agent Name

Calcium phosphate, dibasic

Alternative Name

Calcium hydrogen phosphate

CAS Number

7757-93-9

Formula

Ca.H3-O4-P

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Calcium hydrogen phosphate; Calcium monohydrogen phosphate anhydrous; Calcium phosphate dibasic anhydrous; Phosphoric acid, calcium salt (1:1); A-Tab; Anhydrous Emcompress; Biofos; Calcium acid phosphate; Calcium dibasic phosphate; Calcium hydrogen orthophosphate; Calcium monohydrogen phosphate; Calcium phosphate (1:1); Calcium phosphate (CaHPO4); Calcium phosphate, dibasic, dental grade; Calcium secondary phosphate; D.C.P.; DCP; Dicafos AN; Dicalcium orthophosphate; Dicalcium phosphate; Fujicalin S; Ipifosc 20; Monocalcium acid phosphate; Monocalcium phosphate; Monohydrogen calcium phosphate; secondary Calcium phosphate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phosphates, Metallic Salts

Description

Solid; Practically insoluble in water; [Merck Index] White powder; Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in powdered drink mixes (buffering agent), effervescent tablets, antacids, baking products (leavening agent), animal feeds, mineral supplements, dental products, medications (pelletizing aid and thickening agent), and fertilizers; Also used in the production of ceramics, plastics, and glass; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Calcium."

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