Agent Name

Ferric phosphate

CAS Number

10045-86-0

Formula

Fe.H3-O4-P

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ferric orthophosphate; Iron phosphate; Iron phosphate (FePO4); Iron(3+) phosphate, (1:1); Phosphoric acid, iron(3+) salt (1:1); Iron orthophosphate; Iron(III) phosphate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phosphates, Metallic Salts

Description

Dihydrate: White, grayish-white, or light-pink solid, practically insoluble in water; Loses water above 140 deg C; [Merck Index] Whitish odorless crystals or powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in food and feed supplements (particularly in bread), in fertilizers, and as a pesticide for control of snails and slugs; [HSDB]

Comments

An eye irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Iron oxide (Fe2O3)."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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