Agent Name

Calcium phytate

CAS Number

7776-28-5

Formula

C6-H18-O24-P6.6Ca

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Hexacalcium phytate; Inositol hexaphosphate calcium salt; Inositol, hexakis(dihydrogen phosphate) calcium salt(1:6), myo-; Inositol, hexakis(dihydrogen phosphate), calcium salt (1:6), myo-; myo-Inositol, hexakis(dihydrogen phosphate), calcium salt (1:6); Calcium fytate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Food Additives

Description

White solid; [Hawley] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as sequestrant and calcium source in foods and source of phytic acid and its salts; Used in scintigraphy of liver, spleen, and bone marrow; [HSDB]

Comments

Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for use in foods; [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Calcium."

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