Ferric phosphate

  • Ferric orthophosphate
  • Iron(III) phosphate
Formula
FePO4
Structure
Description
Light yellow to buff color powder.
Uses
Food and feed supplement, particularly in bread enrichment, as fertilizer dihydrate.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
10045-86-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
233-149-7
Merck
12,4074
Beilstein/Gmelin
10056 (G)
EPA OPP
34903
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
FeO4P
Formula mass
150.81
Density
2.87 g/cm3 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place at 25 C or lower.
Handling
Containers of this material may be hazardous when emptied. Since emptied containers retain product residues (vapor, liquid, and/or solid), all hazard precautions given in the data sheet must be observed.
Protection
Wear safety glasses in compliance with OSHA regulations. Wear resistant gloves such as latex.
Respirators
3M Dust respirator No. 8710 or 9900 is recommended or a NIOSH/MSHA jointly approved dust respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Small Spill-Sweep up material for disposal or recovery. Large Spill-Shovel material into containers. Thoroughly sweep area of spill to clean up any residual material.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece operated in the positive pressure demand mode with appropriate turn-out gear and chemical resistant personal protective equipment. extinguish with regular foam, water fog, carbon dioxide or sand.
Hazards
Dusts can form explosive mixtures in air.
Health
1
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Blood pressure may be decreased following an iron overdose. Lethargy, restlessness or confusion may be seen early in the poisoning. Convulsions and coma may occur in later phases. Case reports of pregnant women who have received early aggressive treatment (decontamination and/or deferoxamine) have described good fetal outcomes.
   Ingestion
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and gastrointestinal hemorrhage may develop.
   Inhalation
Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema may develop with severe intoxication.
   Skin
Severe thermal burn with ferrous sulfate slurry has caused classical symptoms of ingested iron poisoning.
   Eyes
Dust can cause eye irritation. Symptoms include stinging, tearing, redness, and swelling of eyes.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
First aid is not normally required. If symptoms develop, seek medical attention.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
First aid is not normally required. However, it is recommended that exposed areas be cleaned by washing with soap and water.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.