Triphenyl phosphate

Triphenyl phosphate

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ImageFile = OP(OPh)3.png ImageSize = 200px
ImageFile1 = Triphenyl-phosphate-3D-vdW.png IUPACName = Triphenyl phosphate
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Section1 = Chembox Identifiers
CASNo = 115-86-6
PubChem = 24889786

Section2 = Chembox Properties
Formula = C18H15O4P
MolarMass = 326.28 g/mol
Appearance = colourless liquid
Density = 1.184 g/mL
MeltingPt = 48-50 °C
BoilingPt = 244 °C10 mm Hg
Solubility = organic solvents

Section3 = Chembox Hazards
MainHazards = flammable
FlashPt =
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Triphenyl phosphate is the chemical compound with the formula OP(OC6H5)3. This colourless solid is the ester of phosphoric acid and phenol. It is used as a plasticizer and a fire retardant.

Triphenylphosphate is prepared by the reaction of phosphorus oxychloride and phenol in the presence of a base::POCl3 + 3 HOC6H5 → OP(OC6H5)3 + 3 HCl

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