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| Systematic IUPAC name
|Melting point||900 °C (1,650 °F; 1,170 K)|
|0.003 g/ 100 ml|
|Solubility||Insoluble in organic solvents|
|Vapor pressure||~0 mmHg|
|Safety data sheet||Sigma-Aldrich|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Zinc phosphate is an inorganic chemical compound with the molecular formula Zn3(PO4)2, used as a corrosion resistant coating on metal surfaces and in special cements.
Zinc phosphate reacts with strong acids to release phosphoric acid.
Zinc phosphate is an odorless white crystalline solid, practically insoluble in water (0.03 g/l), which melts at 900 °C.
Zinc phosphate is sold by chemical suppliers.
- Make dental cement
Powdered zinc phosphate may cause eye or skin irritations, especially the anhydrous form. It should not be consumed as a zinc and phosphorus supplement.
In closed bottles, away from moisture.
Zinc phosphate does not require special disposal and poses no toxicity for the environment. It can be safely dumped in the ground.