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Dipotassium Phosphate

Dipotassium Phosphate in Tradeasia

IUPAC Name

Potassium Hydrogen Phosphate

Cas Number

7758-11-4

HS Code

2835.24.00

Formula

K2HPO4

Basic Info

Appearance

Fine Powder

Common Names

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Packaging

560 @ 25 kg Plastic Woven Bag, 14 MT / 21' FCL

840 @ 25 kg PP/PE bags, 21 MT / 20'FCL

Brief Overview

Dipotassium phosphate, also known as potassium phosphate dibasic. Dipotassium phosphate formula is K2HPO4. It is highly water-soluble and hence frequently used as a fertilizer and food additive. It functions as an effective buffering agent and sequestrant for a wide range of uses including a balancing agent. It is a common source of phosphorus and potassium.

 

Manufacturing Process

Dipotassium phosphate is produced by the stoichiometric reaction of phosphoric acid with two equivalents of potassium hydroxide. This reaction is a neutralization reaction producing the aqueous salt of dipotassium phosphate and water. Water is then removed to obtain the fine white powder of potassium hydrogen phosphate. By controlling the amount of potassium hydroxide added, potassium dihydrogen phosphate and tripotassium phosphate can be produced.

Food Industry

In food processing, dipotassium phosphate is used as food additives to lower acid levels. Dipotassium phosphate can also be a stabilizer in non-dairy creamer and energy drinks. Dipotassium phosphate is a buffering agent, sequestrant, and emulsifier in dairy products. Dipotassium phosphate is also applied in coffee, creamer, and meat processing.

 

Agriculture Industry

Dipotassium phosphate enhances plant nutrition and they are safe to be used in irrigation and spraying systems. Dipotassium phosphate can be mixed with all water-soluble fertilizer except calcium and magnesium as their phosphates are insoluble in water and will be precipitated.

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