Cupric Phosphate
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Title: Cupric Phosphate
CAS Registry Number: 7798-23-4
Molecular Formula: Cu3O8P2
Molecular Weight: 380.58
Percent Composition: Cu 50.09%, O 33.63%, P 16.28%
Line Formula: Cu3(PO4)2
Literature References: Basic salts occur in nature as the minerals: cornetite, dihydrite, libethenite, phosphorochalcite, pseudolibethenite, pseudomalachite, tagilite. Prepn from CuSO4 and (NH4)2HPO4: Klement, Haselbeck, Z. Anorg. Allg. Chem. 334, 27 (1964).
Derivative Type: Trihydrate
Properties: Blue or olive orthorhombic crystals or blue to bluish-green powder. Dec on heating. Practically insol in cold water. Slightly sol in hot water; sol in acids, NH4OH.
Use: Fungicide; catalyst for organic reactions, fertilizer; emulsifier; corrosion inhibitor for H3PO4; protectant for metal surfaces against oxidation.

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