Phosphorous Pentoxide

Synonyms: Diphosphorus pentoxide; Phosphorus(V) oxide; Phosphoric anhydride
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UN Number
Packing Group
8
1807
II
CAS Number
1314-56-3
Import Duty
2809.10.00

“A potent dehydrating agent as indicated by the exothermic nature of its hydrolysis.
A granular form of P4O10 is used in desiccators.
Used in organic synthesis for dehydration. The most important application is for the conversion of amides into nitriles.”