Phytic acid

  • Fytic acid
  • Alkalovert
  • Inositol hexaphosphate
  • myo-Inositol hexakis(phosphate)
  • myo-Inositol, hexakis(dihydrogen phosphate)
Formula
C6H6[OPO(OH)2]6
Structure
Description
Clear, yellow liquid.
Uses
Complexing agent for the removal of traces of heavy metal ions (also employed as the sodium salt).

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
83-86-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
201-506-6
RTECS
NM7525000
RTECS class
Other
Merck
12,7542
Beilstein/Gmelin
2201952
Beilstein Reference
4-06-00-07927
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C6H18O24P6
Formula mass
660.04
Density
1.282 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Miscible
pKa/pKb
1.13 (pKa)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
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.
Protection
Wear appropriate safety goggles, protective clothing and gloves.
Respirators
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.
Small spills/leaks
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.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Keep away from strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Phosphine, carbon monoxide, oxides of phosphorus, carbon dioxide are produced upon decomposition.

Fire.
Fire fighting
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.

Health.
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
Causes irritation.
   Skin
Causes irritation.
   Eyes
Causes irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. Get medical aid.

Transport.