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    Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate

    Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate in Tradeasia

    IUPAC Name

    Tetrapotassium Diphosphate

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    Basic Info


    White Powder

    Common Names

    Tetrapotassium Diphosphate, Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate, Diphosphoric acid, tetrapotassium salt


    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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