The Info List - Magnesium Phosphate Tribasic

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Trimagnesium phosphate is a compound with formula Mg3(PO4)2. It is a magnesium acid salt of phosphoric acid. It can be formed by reaction of stoichiometric quantities of monomagnesium phosphate with magnesium hydroxide.

Mg(H2PO4)2+2 Mg(OH)2→Mg3(PO4)2•8H2O [1]

Found in nature in octohydrate form as the mineral bobierrite.[2] The anhydrous compound is isostructural with cobalt(II) phosphate. The metal ions occupy both octahedral (six-coordinate) and pentacoordinate sites in a 1:2 ratio.[3]

Safety[edit] Magnesium phosphate
Magnesium phosphate
tribasic is listed on the FDA's generally recognized as safe, or GRAS, list of substances.[4] See also[edit]



^ "EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION A process for the manufacture of highly pure trimagnesium phosphate octahydrate" (.html). Retrieved 28 May 2012.  ^ "magnesium phosphate - Compound Summary". Retrieved 29 May 2012.  ^ Nord, A. G.; Stefanidis, T. (1983). "Structure of cobalt(II) phosphate Structure Refinements of Co3(PO4)2. A Note on the Reliability of Powder Diffraction Studies". Acta Chemica Scandinavica, Series A. 37: 715–p721. CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link) ^ "TRIMAGNESIUM PHOSPHATE". Retrieved 29 May 2012. 

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