Agent Name

Calcium hypophosphite

CAS Number

7789-79-9

Formula

Ca.2H3-O2-P

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Calcium dihydrogen hypophosphite; Calcium hypophosphite (Ca(H2PO2)2); Calcium phosphinate; Calcium phosphinate (Ca(H2PO2)2); Phosphinic acid, calcium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White solid; Soluble in water; [Hawley] Grey powder; Soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a corrosion inhibitor, pharmaceutical antioxidant, and veterinary dietary supplement; Also used in nickel plating; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Calcium."

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