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A group of compounds with the general formula M10(PO4)6(OH)2, where M is barium, strontium, or calcium. The compounds are the principal mineral in phosphorite deposits, biological tissue, human bones, and teeth. They are also used as an anticaking agent and polymer catalysts. (Grant and Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)

Year introduced: 1975

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Tree Number(s): D01.029.260.700.675.374.075.025.300, D01.146.360.050.300, D01.578.122.477, D01.695.625.675.650.075.025.300

MeSH Unique ID: D006882

Entry Terms:

  • Hydroxyapatite Derivatives
  • Derivatives, Hydroxyapatite

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