Magnesium Phosphate, Tribasic
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Title: Magnesium Phosphate, Tribasic
CAS Registry Number: 7757-87-1
Additional Names: "Neutral" magnesium phosphate; tertiary magnesium phosphate; trimagnesium phosphate
Molecular Formula: Mg3O8P2
Molecular Weight: 262.86
Percent Composition: Mg 27.74%, O 48.69%, P 23.57%
Line Formula: Mg3(PO4)2
Literature References: Octahydrate occurs in nature as the mineral bobierrite.
 
Derivative Type: Pentahydrate
Properties: White, cryst powder. Loses last mol of water at ~400°. Insol in water; sol in dil mineral acids.
 
Therap-Cat: Antacid.
Keywords: Antacid.

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