Agent Name

Sodium aluminum phosphate

CAS Number

7785-88-8

Formula

Al.x-H3-O4-P.x-Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Aluminum sodium phosphate; Phosphoric acid, aluminum sodium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phosphates, Metallic Salts

Description

Tetrahydrate: White odorless solid, insoluble in water; [Hawley] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a leavening agent in baked goods, an emulsifier in processed cheese, a curing salt in processed meat, an additive in milk substitutes, and a medication; [HSDB]

Comments

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

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

1 mg/m3, respirable fraction

PEL (OSHA)

15 mg/m3(total dust)

MAK

4 mg/m3(inhalable fraction), 1.5 mg/m3 (respirable fraction)

Explanatory Notes

TLV, PEL, and MAK values for aluminum metal and insoluble compounds;

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