Alfa Aesar™ Polyphosphoric acid, ca 84% (as phosphorus pentoxide)
Polyphosphoric acid is used as a dehydrating agent, cyclizing agent, acylating agent, analytical reagent and as a ring closing reagent. It is used in the production of phosphate esters, acid phosphates and pharmaceuticals. It is involved in metal treatment and as an asphalt and a bitumen additive. Furthermore, it is employed for the determination of tryptophan and used a reagent for the alkylation and acylation reactions of aromatic and alkenic compounds.
Miscible with water.
Hygroscopic. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with bases. It reacts with water violently to generate heat and phosphoric acid.
|Solubility Information||Miscible with water.|
|Chemical Name or Material||Polyphosphoric acid|
|Assay||(as phosphorus pentoxide)|
GHS H Statement
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 8; Packing Group: III; Proper Shipping Name: CORROSIVE LIQUID, ACIDIC, INORGANIC, N.O.S.
EINECSNumber : 232-417-0
TSCA : Yes
Recommended Storage : Ambient temperatures