Agent Name

Calcium phosphate, tribasic

Alternative Name

Tricalcium phosphate

CAS Number

7758-87-4; 12167-74-7

Formula

Ca.2/3H3-O4-P

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Bonarka; Calcigenol simple; Calcium orthophosphate; Calcium orthophosphate, tri-(tert); Calcium phosphate; Calcium phosphate (3:2); Calcium phosphate (Ca3(PO4)2); Calcium tertiary phosphate; Natural whitlockite; Phosphoric acid calcium(2+) salt (2:3); Phosphoric acid, calcium salt (2:3); Synthos; Tertiary calcium phosphate; Tribasic calcium phosphate; Tricalcium diphosphate; Tricalcium orthophosphate; Tricalcium phosphate; Tricalcium phosphate (Ca3(PO4)2); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phosphates, Metallic Salts

Description

White odorless solid; [HSDB] White odorless powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Found in the minerals oxydapatit, voelicherite, and whitlockite; [Merck Index] Used to make fertilizers, phosphoric acid, phosphorus compounds, milk-glass, polishing and dental powders, porcelains, pottery, and luminescent materials; Also used in enamels, white pigments for ceramics, meat tenderizers, food buffers and flow conditioners, and as a non-caking agent, a mordant in dyeing, a stabilizer for plastics, a clarifying agent for sugar syrups, a polishing agent, a calcium supplement, and a veterinary antacid; [HSDB]

Comments

Ingestion of calcium salts may cause gastrointestinal irritation; Intravenous injection may cause hypotension, bradycardia, and cardiac arrest; [HSDB] May cause skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritation; [CAMEO] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

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