TricresyI Phosphate (TCP), also called tricresylphosphate, tritolyl phosphate, tolyl phosphate, or tri-o-tolyl ester of phosphoric acid, is an organic compound, an organophosphate, an ester of phosphoric acid.
- Leather cloth (PVC): Upholstery, Book binding. Seat covers
- Utility articles: Footwear, Raincoats, Handbags, Fiberglass, cellulose acetate
- Extruded articles: Cables (PVC & rubber), hoses, flexible pipe, coal mining, conveyor belts
- Coatings: Nitrocellulose lacquers, phenolic resins, lube oils
- TCP is used plasticizers for vinyl films in agriculture due to its weather resistance property
- Insulator compounds for electric cables and also in the synthetic rubber compounds.
- Lubricant additive and has been proven effective as mild extreme pressure addictive for synthetic oil.
- Based oil for fire-retardant hydraulic fluid for minimizing fire-risk from heat source or electric sparks.
- TCP is useful in the clear and dark coloured flame-retardant sheeting where pigmenting or opecifying flame retardants are undesirable
||(CH3 C6 H4 O)3 P
||1330 – 78 – 5
||Colorless to Pale Yellow Liquid
|Specific gravity at 25 °C
||1.165 – 1.175
|Acidic Value, mg KOH / gm
|Refractive Index at 25 °C
||1.540 – 1.560
|Phosphorous Content %
||8.4 – 8.5 %