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UN No 2834 Phosphorous Acid Formula H3PO3 ISO 9001 High Purity White Powder

UN No 2834 Phosphorous Acid Formula H3PO3 ISO 9001 High Purity White Powder

  • UN No 2834 Phosphorous Acid Formula H3PO3 ISO 9001 High Purity White Powder
UN No 2834 Phosphorous Acid Formula H3PO3 ISO 9001 High Purity White Powder
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Place of Origin: Hunan
Brand Name: Kemsky/SGS
Certification: ISO 9001
Model Number: production of phosphates Phosphorus trihydroxide
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Name: Production Of Phosphates Phosphorous Acid Other Name: Production Of Phosphates Orthophosphorous Acid
Haradous Class: 8 Situation: Powder Or Crystalline Solid Granule
Mocular: H3PO3 UN No: 2834
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Phosphorous acid H3PO3 CAS No: 13598-36-2

Phosphorous acid H3PO3

Phosphorous acid 



The most important use of phosphorous acid (phosphonic acid) is the production of basic lead phosphite, which is a stabilizer in PVC and related chlorinated polymers.[3]
Phosphites have shown effectiveness in controlling a variety of plant diseases, in particular, treatment using either trunk injection or foliar containing phosphorous acid salts is indicated in response to infections by phytophthora and pythium-type plant pathogens (both within class oomycetes, known as water molds), such as dieback/root rot and downy mildew.[10] Anti-microbial products containing salts of phosphorous acid are marketed in Australia as 'Yates Anti-Rot'; and in the United States of America, for example, aluminum salts of the monoethyl ester of phosphorous acid (known generically as 'Fosetyl-Al') are sold under the trade name 'Aliette'. Phosphorous acid and its salts, unlike phosphoric acid, are somewhat toxic and should be handled carefully.


Acid–base properties

Phosphorous acid is a strong acid with a pKa in the range 1.26–1.3.[4][5]
HP(O)(OH)2 → HP(O)2(OH)− + H+ pKa = 1.3
It is a diprotic acid, the hydrogenphosphite ion, HP(O)2(OH)− is a moderately strong acid:
HP(O)2(OH)− → HPO32− + H+ pKa = 6.7
The conjugate base HP(O)2(OH)− is called hydrogen phosphite, and the second conjugate base, HPO2−
3, is the phosphite ion.[6] (Note that the IUPAC recommendations are hydrogen phosphonate and phosphonate respectively).
The hydrogen bonded directly to the phosphorus atom is not readily ionizable. Chemistry examinations often test students' appreciation of the fact that not all three hydrogen atoms are acidic under aqueous conditions, in contrast with H3PO4.


On heating at 200 °C, phosphorous acid disproportionates to phosphoric acid and phosphine:[7]
4 H3PO3 → 3 H3PO4 + PH3
This reaction is used for laboratory-scale preparations of PH3.


HPO(OH)2 is the product of the hydrolysis of its acid anhydride:
P4O6 + 6 H2O → 4 HPO(OH)2
(An analogous relationship connects H3PO4 and P4O10).
On an industrial scale, the acid is prepared by hydrolysis of phosphorus trichloride with water or steam:[3]
PCl3 + 3 H2O → HPO(OH)2 + 3 HCl
Potassium phosphite is also a convenient precursor to phosphorous acid:
K2HPO3 + 2 HCl → 2 KCl + H3PO3
In practice aqueous potassium phosphite is treated with excess hydrochloric acid. By concentrating the solution and precipitations with alcohols, the pure acid can be separated from the salt.

Nomenclature and tautomerism

H3PO3 is more clearly described with the structural formula HPO(OH)2. In the solid state, HP(O)(OH)2 is tetrahedral with one shorter P=O bond of 148 pm and two longer P–O(H) bonds of 154 pm. This species exists in equilibrium with an extremely minor tautomer P(OH)3. IUPAC recommends that the latter be called phosphorous acid, whereas the dihydroxy form is called phosphonic acid.[2] Only the reduced phosphorus compounds are spelled with an "ous" ending.
Other important oxyacids of phosphorus are phosphoric acid (H3PO4) and hypophosphorous acid (H3PO2). The reduced phosphorus acids are subject to similar tautomerism involving shifts of H between O and P.
Phosphorous acid is the compound described by the formula H3PO3. This acid is diprotic (readily ionizes two protons), not triprotic as might be suggested by this formula. Phosphorous acid is an intermediate in the preparation of other phosphorus compounds.Product Applications

Usage: Widely used in the production of phosphite materials, as the raw material in the production of plastic stabilizer in plastic industry, as reducing agent in chemical reaction, it can be used in the synthesis of fiber and pesticide industry, etc


Technical data


Items Testing Result
Appearance White Powder
Purity (%) 99.0 %min
Chloride (%) 0.01%max
SO42(%) 0.01%max
PO42(%) 0.2%max
Iron (as Fe, ppm) 0.001%max


Product Name


Phosphorous acid H3PO3 CAS No: 13598-36-2


Product properties


Appearance: white crystal

Density: 1.65

Melting point:73

Boiling point: 200

UN No:2834

Haradous class: 8

Reductions of metal ions

Both phosphorous acid and its deprotonated forms are good reducing agents, although not necessarily quick to react. They are oxidized tophosphoric acid or its salts. It reduces solutions of noble metal cations to the metals. When phosphorous acid is treated with a cold solution ofmercuric chloride, a white precipitate of mercurous chloride forms:
H3PO3 + 2 HgCl2 + H2O → Hg2Cl2 + H3PO4 + 2 HCl
Mercurous chloride is reduced further by phosphorous acid to mercury on heating or on standing:
H3PO3 + Hg2Cl2 + H2O → 2 Hg + H3PO4 + 2 HCl

As a ligand

Upon treatment with metals of d6 configuration, phosphorous acid is known to coordinate as the otherwise rare P(OH)3 tautomer. Examples include Mo(CO)5(P(OH)3) and [Ru(NH3)4(H2O)(P(OH)3)]2+.[8][9]


Organic derivatives

The IUPAC (mostly organic) name is phosphonic acid. This nomenclature is commonly reserved for substituted derivatives, that is, organic group bonded to phosphorus, not simply an ester. For example, (CH3)PO(OH)2 is "methylphosphonic acid", which may of course form "methylphosphonate" esters.

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