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Product Overview: Dipotassium Phosphate & Tripotassium Phosphate
December 12, 2019

Independent Chemical offers Dipotassium Phosphate (CAS #7758-11-4) and Tripotassium Phosphate (CAS #7778-53-2).  These water soluble salts have a number of applications in food processing and also see use in a variety of other industries.

Dipotassium phosphate (K2HPO4) is a common source of phosphorus and potassium.  As a food additive, it is used in non-dairy creamers, dry powder beverages, and mineral supplements.  Other uses include the following:

  • Fertilizer additive
  • Lab Reagent
  • Multi-purpose surfactant
  • Specialty fertilizer
  • Automotive antifreeze formulations
  • Nutrient for antibiotics
  • Pharmaceutical ingredient

Tripotassium phosphate (K3PO4) is used as a food additive for its properties as an emulsifier, foaming agent, and whipping agent.  It has a very high melting point of 1380o Celsius which allows it to be heated to remove water without decomposing the salt.  In combination with fatty acids it is a potential antimicrobial agent in poultry processing.  Other uses include:

  • Alkaline buffer
  • Emulsifier
  • Drinking water treatment
  • Lab reagent
  • Specialty fertilizer
  • Automotive antifreeze formulations
  • Pharmaceutical ingredient

Independent Chemical Corporation is proud to have decades of experience supporting a variety of industries with an extensive and growing range of products.  Contact us today to request a quote.




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