Frequently Asked Question about Mono Dicalcium Phosphate
What is Mono Dicalcium Phosphate?
Mono dicalcium phosphate, also called dicalcium phosphate, is a calcium-containing phosphoric acid salt. It is a Special use Chemical, with a wide range of applications.
Mono Dicalcium Phosphate
What is Mono Dicalcium Phosphate used for?
The primary use of Mono dicalcium phosphate is that it is utilized as a dietary supplement for calcium deficiency. Other strengths and application of this chemical are given below:
- It is abundant in calcium and phosphorus, both of which are essential for human and animal bodies.
- It's used to make dog treats as well as a feed ingredient for poultry and animals.
- It is often utilized as a tableting agent in some tablet formulations where the constituents don't tend to stick together.
- It's also vital in the formulation of body hygiene products to help with odor removal.
- It is an important component of toothpaste because it aids in the reduction of tartar formation on the teeth' surface.
- This chemical acts as a polishing agent in the mouth, which can get rid of any plague around the tooth gum line.
- This chemical's dehydrate form is used to make calcium phosphate cement, which can be used in medical applications.
What is the Chemical Formula of Mono Dicalcium Phosphate?
The hydrated form of Mono Dicalcium Phosphate has the molecular formula Ca(H2PO4)2·H2O+CaHPO4·2H2O.
Is Mono Dicalcium Phosphate harmful to life?
- Although Mono Dicalcium Phosphate can irritate the eyes, skin absorption is unlikely.
- Inhaling dust might irritate the upper respiratory tract.
- It's safe to eat in moderation because it's widely used in food, vitamins, and medicines. However, ingestion in large amounts can cause abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Where is Mono Dicalcium Phosphate found? What does Mono Dicalcium Phosphate look like?
In the industry, dibasic calcium phosphate is synthesized by neutralizing calcium hydroxide with phosphoric acid, which causes the dihydrate to precipitate as a solid. The anhydrous form is precipitated at 60°C.
Mono Dicalcium Phosphate is often a white powder with no odor, but it can also be yellowish in appearance.
Mono Dicalcium Phosphate
What are the Hazardous effects of Mono Dicalcium Phosphate?
Mono Dicalcium Phosphate is non-combustible and does not offer a risk of fire or explosion.
Because it is relatively hygroscopic, it must be stored and handled by a trained specialist.
What are precautionary measures necessary to be taken to handle Mono Dicalcium Phosphate?
Mono Dicalcium Phosphate should only be stored and handled by a trained specialist to avoid any unwanted situations. The following precautions should be adopted while working with this chemical:
- Personal protective equipment must be worn while handling this chemical.
- This chemical must be stored in closed containers which remain close when not in use.
- Storage of this chemical must be done in a cool and dry place, isolated from all toxic and harmful substances.
What will happen if Mono Dicalcium Phosphate is heated?
At about 80 degrees Celsius, Mono Dicalcium Phosphate loses its water of crystallization. The solution is normally acidic, and when heated, it hydrolyses to yield positive dicalcium phosphate at first, then loses all of its hydration at 203°C. Thus, Mono Dicalcium Phosphate decomposes rather than melts when heated.
Is Mono Dicalcium Phosphate soluble compound?
Mono Dicalcium Phosphate is partially soluble in water and ethanol insoluble, but it dissolves entirely in hydrochloric and nitric acids.
Where can I buy Mono Dicalcium Phosphate?
Mono Dicalcium Phosphate is available for purchase from Camachem, These chemicals can be supplied in 25kg, 50kg, and 100kg bags if you need a significant quantity. Camachem has been directly supplying Mono Dicalcium Phosphate to customers around the globe.
Mono Dicalcium Phosphate Packaging
How much does Mono Dicalcium Phosphate cost?
The price usually depends on the cost of raw materials, logistics, and other industrial inputs. The cost per tonne is approximately $500.00
Mono Dicalcium Phosphate cost
What is the PH of Mono Dicalcium Phosphate?
Mono Dicalcium Phosphate solution is acidic, with a pH of 5 to 5.5.
Is Mono Dicalcium Phosphate an Electrolyte compound?
Although Mono Dicalcium Phosphate dissociates into ions, it is not used as an electrolytic compound.
Can Mono Dicalcium Phosphate go down the drain?
Mono Dicalcium Phosphate should be reused as much as possible because it is strictly discouraged from entering the environment. It should be solidified and disposed of in a secure landfill in the case of a spill. Above all, Mono Dicalcium Phosphate should be sealed and disposed of according to federal, state, and municipal rules.
What is the difference between Mono dicalcium phosphate and monocalcium phosphate?
Both dicalcium phosphate and monocalcium phosphate are inorganic compounds, composed of calcium cations and phosphate anions. Dicalcium phosphate has a single HPO42– anion per molecule, whereas monocalcium phosphate has two H2PO4– anions per molecule. Also, they have different applications in different industries.