About Phosphates

Phosphates are salts or esters of phosphoric acid. There are several different phosphate anions that differ in number of phosphorus atoms, and compounds classified based on the anion they contain. These compounds include orthophosphates (PO4-3), pyrophosphates (P2O7-4), tripolyphosphates (P3O10-5), and polyphosphates (PnO(3n+1)-(n+2)). Naturally occurring phosphate-containing minerals are abundant on earth, and phosphate salts are produced from globally mined ores.

Inorganic phosphate compounds such as tricalcium phosphate and sodium tripolyphosphate have numerous industrial applications including buffering, absorption, sequestering, and are typically added to detergents, dietary supplements, toothpaste and other consumer products, and water treatment chemicals.

Recent Research & Development for Phosphates

Slow-release lubrication effect of graphene oxide/poly(ethylene glycol) wrapped in chitosan/sodium glycerophosphate hydrogel applied on artificial joints., Ren, Shanshan, Lv Leifeng, Ma Jun, Lu Hailin, Guo Junde, Li Xing, Dong Guangneng, Li Jianhui, and Dang Xiaoqian , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2019 May, Volume 98, p.452-460, (2019)

Is seashell powder suitable for phosphate recovery from fermentation broth?, Peinemann, Jan Christoph, Krenz Lina Maja Maria, and Pleissner Daniel , N Biotechnol, 2019 Mar 25, Volume 49, p.43-47, (2019)

Alleviating Na effect on phosphate and potassium recovery from synthetic urine by K-struvite crystallization using different magnesium sources., Huang, Haiming, Zhang Dingding, Wang Wenjun, Li Bing, Zhao Ning, Li Jing, and Dai Jiankun , Sci Total Environ, 2019 Mar 10, Volume 655, p.211-219, (2019)

Bioinspired crystallization, sensitized luminescence and cytocompatibility of citrate-functionalized Ca-substituted europium phosphate monohydrate nanophosphors., Gómez-Morales, Jaime, Verdugo-Escamilla Cristóbal, Fernández-Penas Raquel, Parra-Milla Carmen Maria, Drouet Christophe, Iafisco Michele, Oltolina Francesca, Prat Maria, and Fernández-Sánchez Jorge Fernando , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2019 Mar 07, Volume 538, p.174-186, (2019)

Mechanical and tribological properties of the tricalcium phosphate - magnesium oxide composites., Trabelsi, Maroua, Alshahrani Ibrahim, Algarni H, Ben Ayed Foued, and Yousef El Sayed , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2019 Mar, Volume 96, p.716-729, (2019)

SILAR deposited iron phosphate as a bifunctional electrocatalyst for efficient water splitting., Babar, P T., Lokhande A C., Shim H J., Gang M G., Pawar B S., Pawar S M., and Kim Jin Hyeok , J Colloid Interface Sci, 2019 Jan 15, Volume 534, p.350-356, (2019)

Sequential Photodynamic Therapy with Phthalocyanine Encapsulated Chitosan-Tripolyphosphate Nanoparticles and Flucytosine Treatment against ., Hsieh, Yi-Hsuan, Chuang Wen-Ching, Yu Kun-Hua, Jheng Cheng-Ping, and Lee Cheng-I , Pharmaceutics, 2019 Jan 04, Volume 11, Issue 1, (2019)

The use of calcium carbonate-enriched clay minerals and diammonium phosphate as novel immobilization agents for mercury remediation: Spectral investigations and field applications., Wang, Jianxu, Xing Ying, Xie Yuanyan, Meng Yong, Xia Jicheng, and Feng Xinbin , Sci Total Environ, 2019 Jan 01, Volume 646, p.1615-1623, (2019)

Investigating the potential for transisomerisation of trycresyl phosphate with a palladium catalyst and its implications for aircraft cabin air quality., Megson, David, Hajimirzaee Saeed, Doyle Aidan, Cannon Frank, and Balouet Jean-Christophe , Chemosphere, 2019 Jan, Volume 215, p.532-534, (2019)

Properties of calcium silicate-monobasic calcium phosphate materials for endodontics containing tantalum pentoxide and zirconium oxide., Zamparini, Fausto, Siboni Francesco, Prati Carlo, Taddei Paola, and Gandolfi Maria Giovanna , Clin Oral Investig, 2019 Jan, Volume 23, Issue 1, p.445-457, (2019)

Effect of trisodium phosphate dipping treatment on the quality and energy metabolism of apples., Ge, Yonghong, Chen Yanru, Li Canying, Wei Meilin, Li Xihong, Li Shuang, Lu Shulai, and Li Jianrong , Food Chem, 2019 Feb 15, Volume 274, p.324-329, (2019)

Activation of natural halloysite nanotubes by introducing lanthanum oxycarbonate nanoparticles via co-calcination for outstanding phosphate removal., Wei, Yanfu, Yuan Peng, Liu Dong, Losic Dusan, Tan Daoyong, Chen Fanrong, Liu Hongchang, Zhou Junming, Du Peixin, and Song Yaran , Chem Commun (Camb), 2019 Feb 12, Volume 55, Issue 14, p.2110-2113, (2019)