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

Fast and sensitive near-infrared fluorescent probes for ALP detection and 3d printed calcium phosphate scaffold imaging in vivo., Park, Chul Soon, Ha Tai Hwan, Kim Moonil, Raja Naren, Yun Hui-Suk, Sung Mi Jeong, Kwon Oh Seok, Yoon Hyeonseok, and Lee Chang-Soo , Biosens Bioelectron, 2018 May 15, Volume 105, p.151-158, (2018)

Cadmium mobility, uptake and anti-oxidative response of water spinach (Ipomoea aquatic) under rice straw biochar, zeolite and rock phosphate as amendments., Bashir, Saqib, Zhu Jun, Fu Qingling, and Hu Hongqing , Chemosphere, 2018 Mar, Volume 194, p.579-587, (2018)

Struvite formation and decomposition characteristics for ammonia and phosphorus recovery: A review of magnesium-ammonia-phosphate interactions., Tansel, Berrin, Lunn Griffin, and Monje Oscar , Chemosphere, 2018 Mar, Volume 194, p.504-514, (2018)

Fabrication of a Novel Beta Tricalcium Phosphate/Sodium Alginate/Poly(D,L-lactic acid) Composite Microsphere and Its Drug Releasing Property., Liu, Xiaonan, Zhang Youkui, Xiong Kun, and Yan Minhao , J Nanosci Nanotechnol, 2018 Jun 01, Volume 18, Issue 6, p.3844-3849, (2018)

Transitioning from phosphate mining to agriculture: Responses to urea and slow release fertilizers for Sorghum bicolor., Ruthrof, Katinka X., Steel Emma, Misra Sunil, McComb Jen, O'Hara Graham, Hardy Giles E. St J., and Howieson John , Sci Total Environ, 2018 Jun 01, Volume 625, p.1-7, (2018)

XANES and EXAFS investigation of uranium incorporation on nZVI in the presence of phosphate., Qiu, Muqing, Wang Min, Zhao Qingzhou, Hu Baowei, and Zhu Yuling , Chemosphere, 2018 Jun, Volume 201, p.764-771, (2018)

How to avoid eutrophication in coastal seas? A new approach to derive river-specific combined nitrate and phosphate maximum concentrations., Ménesguen, Alain, Desmit Xavier, Dulière Valérie, Lacroix Geneviève, Thouvenin Bénédicte, Thieu Vincent, and Dussauze Morgan , Sci Total Environ, 2018 Jul 01, Volume 628-629, p.400-414, (2018)

Cupric Phosphate Nanosheets-Wrapped Inorganic Membranes with Superhydrophilic and Outstanding Anticrude Oil-Fouling Property for Oil/Water Separation., Zhang, Shenxiang, Jiang Gaoshuo, Gao Shoujian, Jin Huile, Zhu Yuzhang, Zhang Feng, and Jin Jian , ACS Nano, 2018 Jan 23, Volume 12, Issue 1, p.795-803, (2018)

Cascaded longitudinal stimulated Raman scattering and the frequency doubling process of potassium dihydrogen phosphate crystals., Wu, Zhixin, Wang Zhengping, Ren Hongkai, Qi Hongwei, Zhang Lisong, Zhou Ying, Gu Qingtian, Sun Xun, Hu Dawei, and Xu Xinguang , J Phys Condens Matter, 2018 Jan 17, Volume 30, Issue 2, p.02LT01, (2018)

Synthesis of silver phosphate/graphene oxide composite and its enhanced visible light photocatalytic mechanism and degradation pathways of tetrabromobisphenol A., Zhang, Xinyi, Zhang Huixuan, Xiang Yanying, Hao Sibei, Zhang Yuxin, Guo Ruonan, Cheng Xiuwen, Xie Mingzheng, Cheng Qingfeng, and Li Bo , J Hazard Mater, 2018 Jan 15, Volume 342, p.353-363, (2018)

Stable solidification of silica-based ammonium molybdophosphate by allophane: Application to treatment of radioactive cesium in secondary solid wastes generated from fukushima., Wu, Yan, Lee Chuan-Pin, Mimura Hitoshi, Zhang Xiaoxia, and Wei Yuezhou , J Hazard Mater, 2018 Jan 05, Volume 341, p.46-54, (2018)

Effects of cetyltrimethylammonium bromide on the morphology of green synthesized Fe3O4 nanoparticles used to remove phosphate., Gan, Li, Lu Zeyang, Cao Dan, and Chen Zuliang , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2018 Jan 01, Volume 82, p.41-45, (2018)

Influence of lead on stabilization/solidification by ordinary Portland cement and magnesium phosphate cement., Wang, Yan-Shuai, Dai Jian-Guo, Wang Lei, Tsang Daniel C. W., and Poon Chi Sun , Chemosphere, 2018 Jan, Volume 190, p.90-96, (2018)