What is Dithiophosphate?

Dithiophosphate is an inorganic compound and can be found in combination with sodium, zinc, and other elements. The chemical formula of Dithiophosphate is (C7H7O)2PSSNa and usually available in the form of a liquid with deep brown or black colour.

Some of its other common names are Flottec 2200, Hydrogen Phosphorodithioate, Q27144766, and FloMin C2750.

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What is Dithiophosphate used for?

Dithiophosphate has a wide range of uses in the industrial and chemical sectors. Some of its common uses are:

  • The separation flotation process is normally used for zinc and lead ores. In this process, dithiophosphate plays an important role.
  • Due to its property as a good flotation collector, it can be used for the collection of lead, zinc, copper, silver sulphide and zinc sulphide ores.
  • Dithiophosphate can also be used along with other chemicals for the recovery of concentrates.
  • Among all the other collecting materials, the dithiophosphate exhibits strong collecting power.
  • In the form of zinc dithiophosphate, it exhibits strong anti-wear properties and is used in various lubricating products.


What is the Chemical Formula of Dithiophosphate?

The chemical formula of dithiophosphate is (C7H7O)2PSSNa.

Is Dithiophosphate harmful to life?

Yes, Dithiophosphate is harmful and can cause serious eye damage and skin burns.

  • In the case of dithiophosphate getting into the eyes, immediately rinse with clean water for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • In case of skin contact, immediately remove the clothing contaminated with Dithiophosphate. Then use soap and water to clean the body & remove any chemicals.
  • In case of accidental inhalation of Dithiophosphate, immediately move the victim to the outdoors and give artificial respiration if the victim is not breathing.
  • If Dithiophosphate is ingested, immediately rinse the mouth with clean water and call the poison control center.

Where is Dithiophosphate found? What does Dithiophosphate look like?

Dithiophosphate is inorganic and not found naturally. That's why it is manufactured on an industrial scale due to its wide range of uses.

Dithiophosphate is normally available in the form of liquid with a black, deep brown, or Vandyck brown colour.

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What are the Hazardous effects of Dithiophosphate?

Dithiophosphate chemical is a strong alkaline and can cause skin corrosion, serious eye damage, and various chronic diseases if long-term exposure happens. If this chemical finds its way into the water, it can also cause serious damage and harm to aquatic life.


What are precautionary measures necessary to be taken to handle Dithiophosphate?

  • For proper storage, it is best to store the dithiophosphate in a well-ventilated area.
  • Since dithiophosphate is considered dangerous, ensure that proper safety practices and industrial hygiene standards are met.
  • Wearing gloves, impervious clothing, and face masks are very important as appropriate protective measures to avoid direct contact with the chemical.

What will happen if Dithiophosphate is heated?

When Dithiophosphate is heated in an aqueous solution, the process of hydrolysis takes place. If it is heated continuously, the dithiophosphate is eventually decomposed, and we get carbon, hydrogen, and other individual elements as a result. Upon heating, emissions and smoke are also produced.

Is Dithiophosphate soluble?

Dithiophosphate is not completely soluble in water. Instead, it only shows a smaller degree of solubility in water.

Where can I buy Dithiophosphate?

Camachem is a global exporter of High-grade Dithiophosphate 95% and is based in China. Different packagings of dithiophosphate are available such as:

  • IBC drums with a capacity of 1000 KG.
  • 200 KG capacity drums (Iron & Plastic).

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How much does Dithiophosphate cost?

The estimated price of dithiophosphate is $1,000 per ton. Due to the changing prices of raw materials, the price of dithiophosphate can change from time to time. For current rates, feel free to contact us today!

What is the PH of Dithiophosphate?

The pH of dithiophosphate can range from 10 to 13 and is considered basic (alkaline). 

Is Dithiophosphate an electrolyte compound?

No, it is not an electrolyte compound.


Can Dithiophosphate go down the drain?

No, do not allow the dithiophosphate to enter the drains. Furthermore, dithiophosphate should not be discharged into the environment as well, as it is toxic for the animals and aquatic life. For proper disposal of dithiophosphate, please put it in well-closed and suitable containers and dispose of according to local laws.

Is Dithiophosphate Acidic or Basic?

Since the dithiophosphate has a pH range of 10 - 13, it is considered a strong basic (alkaline) chemical.

What is the difference between Dithiophosphate and Phosphoric acid?

As the name implies, phosphoric acid is a very strong acid. On the other hand, dithiophosphate is a strong alkaline which makes these 2 very different from each other.

The common uses of phosphoric acid can be found in detergents, fertilizers, and various cleaning products. As for the Dithiopahosphate, it is normally used in industries due to its strong collective power and separation flotation process.