Agent Name

Tetramethylolphosphonium hydroxide

CAS Number

512-82-3

Formula

C4-H12-O4-P.H-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Phosphonium, tetrakis(hydroxymethyl)-, hydroxide; Tetrakis(hydroxymethyl) phosphonium hydroxide; Thpoh; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phosphorus Compounds

Sources/Uses

Used in flame retardants for cotton and other fabrics and as a broad-spectrum disinfectant; Not produced commercially in the US; [HSDB]

Comments

For the chloride and sulfate salts: low dermal toxicity; Main toxic effect in animal studies is decreased body weight; Targets the liver in chronic studies; [HSDB] See "Tetrakis (hydroxymethyl) phosphonium chloride" and "Tetrakis(hydroxymethyl)phosphonium sulfate."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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