Agent Name

2-Phosphono-1,2,4-butanetricarboxylic acid

CAS Number

37971-36-1

Formula

C7-H11-O9-P

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Phosphonobutane-1,2,4-tricarbonic acid; 2-Phosphonobutane-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid; 1,2,4-Butanetricarboxylic acid, 2-phosphono-; Butanetricarboxylic acid, 2-phosphono-1,2,4-; [ChemIDplus] PBTC; [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP]

Category

Organophosphates, Other

Description

Produced as a solid; Available as aqeous solution; [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP] Dark straw-colored liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as additive to cooling water (anti-scaling agent) and to industrial cleaning/bleaching agents (food processing and textile industries); [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP]

Comments

Corrosive to skin and eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An eye irritant; [MSDSonline] The commercial product is a solution that is not irritating to the skin or eyes. [AIHA]

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

10 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

VP = 85.5 mm Hg at 50 deg C for 50% aqueous solution; [AIHA]

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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