Agent Name

Pentapotassium triphosphate

Alternative Name

Potassium tripolyphosphate

CAS Number

13845-36-8

Formula

H5-O10-P3.5K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Potassium triphosphate (K5P3O10); Potassium tripolyphosphate; Triphosphoric acid, pentapotassium salt; Triphosphoric acid, potassium salt (1:5); [ChemIDplus] KTP; KTPP; PENTAPOTASSIUM TRIPOLYPHOSPHATE; RHODIA PHOS KTPP; SEL PENTAPOTASSIQUE DE LACIDE TRIPHOSPHORIQUE; TRIPOLYPHOSPHATE DE POTASSIUM; TRIPOLYPHOSPHATE PENTAPOTASSIQUE; Pentapotassiumtripolyphosphat; Kaliumtripolyphosphat; Kaliumtriphosphat; [IUCLID] Prayon KTPP 410 Tripolyphosphate; Prayon KTPP 418 Tripolyphosphate; Europhos KTPP FG; [Brenntag Canada MSDS]

Category

Phosphates, Metallic Salts

Description

White hygroscopic solid; [JECFA] White odorless powder; Hygroscopic; [Brenntag Canada MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in the chemical industry for synthesis, as a cleaning/washing agent, disinfectant, food additive, and to treat drinking water; [IUCLID] Used as a nutritional supplement and texturizer for foods; [FDA] Used as a food additive, in cosmetics, as a laboratory reagent, and chemical intermediate; [Brenntag Canada MSDS] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

May cause mechanical irritation; [Brenntag Canada MSDS] See "Pentasodium tripolyphosphate."

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