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Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Boron phosphate is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula BPO4. The simplest way of producing it is the reaction of phosphoric acid and boric acid. It is a white infusible solid that evaporates above 1450 °C.
Boron phosphate is synthesized from phosphoric acid and boric acid at a temperature range from 80 °C to 1200 °C. The relatively cold treatment produces a white amorphous powder, which is converted to a microcrystalline product when heated at about 1000 °C for 2 hours.
The main reaction of the process is:
- H3BO3 + H3PO4 → BPO4 + 3 H2O
Due to the particular industrial interest of boron phosphate, other methods are used as well:
- Phosphoric acid and triethyl borate
- Triethyl phosphate and boron trichloride
- Diammonium phosphate acid and borax heated to 1000 °C
- Boric acid and phosphorus pentoxide (hydrothermal)
If obtained at pressure, the ordinary structure is isomorphous with the β-cristobalite, while subjecting it to high pressure is obtained a compound isomorphic with α-quartz. The structure of AlPO4, berlinite, is isomorphous with α-quartz.
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