- Fytic acid
- Inositol hexaphosphate
- myo-Inositol hexakis(phosphate)
- myo-Inositol, hexakis(dihydrogen phosphate)
Clear, yellow liquid.
Complexing agent for the removal of traces of heavy metal ions (also employed as the sodium salt).
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Japan ENCS (MITI)
1.282 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Wear appropriate safety goggles, protective clothing and gloves.
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Evacuate area and ventilate. Wear protective equipment. If required, use an inert absrobent. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Keep away from strong oxidizing agents.
Phosphine, carbon monoxide, oxides of phosphorus, carbon dioxide are produced upon decomposition.
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. In case of fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. Get medical aid.