Phytic Acid 50%


myo-Inositol hexakis(dihydrogen phosphate);
(1R,2R,3S,4S,5R,6S)-cyclohexane-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexayl hexakis[dihydrogen (phosphate)]

Technical Data

CAS Number: 83-86-3
Molecular Formula: C6H18O24P6
Molecular Weight: 660.04
Beilstein Registry Number 2201952
EC Number: 201-506-6

FabriChem Specifications

AppearanceSlightly pale-yellow viscous aqueous solution
Heavy MetalsNMT 2 ppm
ArsenicNMT 1 ppm
Phytic Acid Content45 - 52%
Inorganic PhosphorousNMT 1%
Content of IP626 - 35%
ChlorideNMT 0.02%
SulfateNMT 0.02%

Molecular Structure



Phytic Acid, or Phytate when in salt form, is a saturated cyclic acid. Phytic Acid functions as a phosphorus store, as an energy store, as a source of cations and as a source of myoinositol (a cell wall precursor). Phytic acid is the principal storage form of phosphorus in plant seeds.