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Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate

Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate in Tradeasia

IUPAC Name

Tetrapotassium Diphosphate

Cas Number

7320-34-5

HS Code

28353990

Formula

K4P2O7

Basic Info

Appearance

White Powder

Common Names

Tetrapotassium Diphosphate, Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate, Diphosphoric acid, tetrapotassium salt

Packaging

25 Kg Bag

Brief Overview

Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate, also known as TKPP, appears as a white powder with high solubility in water. It is widely used in a broad range of industrial applications.  

Manufacturing Processes

Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate is manufactured through neutralization and calcination reaction between phosphate and potassium hydroxide. Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate, in the form of white crystalline powder, is obtained at the end of the process after the product is left to cool and crystallize.

H3PO4 + 2KOH → K2HPO4 + 2H2O 2K2HPO4 → K4P2O7 + H2O

Food Industry

Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate is often used in the food industry as a chelating agent and emulsifier. It also has quality-improving properties, which sustain the freshness and quality of frozen seafood. It is also used as a thickening agent for desserts such as puddings.

Agricultural Industry

Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate is used as a spray adjuvant that aids farmers in improving the absorption of herbicides by crops to stimulate better growth results.

Cosmetics Industry

Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate is used as a chelating and oral care agent in products, such as toothpaste and mouthwash, that prevents the deposition of calcium and magnesium onto teeth.

Detergent Industry

Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate is used in manufacturing detergent and soap due to its emulsifying and water-softener properties.

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