Title: Calcium Hypophosphite
CAS Registry Number: 7789-79-9
Molecular Formula: CaH4O4P2
Molecular Weight: 170.05
Percent Composition: Ca 23.57%, H 2.37%, O 37.63%, P 36.43%
Line Formula: Ca(H2PO2)2
Literature References: Prepn: Gmelins, Calcium (8th ed.) 28B, 1119-1121 (1958).
Properties: Monoclinic, prismatic crystals or granular powder. When heated above 300° it evolves spontaneously-inflammable phosphine. Sol in water; slightly sol in glycerol. Practically insol in alcohol. The aq soln is slightly acid.
Use: As corrosion inhibitor; in nickel plating. Pharmaceutic aid (retards oxidation of ferrous salts).
Therap-Cat: Calcium source.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Has been used as a dietary supplement and also as a "nerve tonic".
Keywords: Replenishers/Supplements; Calcium.