Chemical Formula: K2HPO4
Molecular Weight: 174.2
CAS Registry number: 7758-11-4
Dipotassium Phosphate is a stable chemical compound used in various
manufactured products (mostly food). It comes as an odorless, white crystal
powder with a shelf life of about 12 months. It is deliquescent when
exposed to moist air.
- Food Industry:
- Used as additive in the coffee creamers substitute and as nutrient in
materials (stabilizer (emulsifier) in non-dairy creamers, bodybuilding
drinks). Its function is to prevent protein coagulation, and also to prevent its
precipitation. It is a humectant. Also included in foods where low Sodium is specified, like low Sodium cheeses. It helps control the
pH in food
- Pharmaceutical Industry:
- Used as nutrient in microorganism cultures to produce antibiotics, and as a
buffering agent in certain pharmaceuticals.
- Put into antifreeze solutions as a buffer and sequestrate, used as a dispersion medium in liquid
detergents and as an additive in cheese processes.
It's an ingredient in non-toxic antifreeze.
Used as a high efficient, compound fertilizer preparation for special purposes
and as additive in the paper industry.
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