Agent Name

Potassium phosphate, dibasic

CAS Number

7758-11-4

Formula

H3-O4-P.2K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

DKP; Dibasic potassium phosphate; Dipotassium hydrogen phosphate; Dipotassium monohydrogen phosphate; Dipotassium monophosphate; Dipotassium orthophosphate; Dipotassium phosphate; Dipotassium-O-phosphate; Hydrogen dipotassium phosphate; Isolyte; Phosphoric acid, dipotassium salt; Potassium dibasic phosphate; Potassium monohydrogen phosphate; Potassium monophosphate; Potassium phosphate, (dibasic); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phosphates, Metallic Salts

Description

White partially hygroscopic solid; [Merck Index] Colorless or white odorless solid; Hygroscopic; [CHEMINFO] White odorless granules; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a buffering agent and corrosion inhibitor in anti-freeze, a culture nutrient for the production of antibiotics, a sequestrant, an emulsifier in cheeses, and a buffer in coffee creamers; Also used in specialty fertilizers, paper-processing aids, and saline cathartics; [HSDB] Used as yeast nutrient, humectant, and laboratory reagent; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Potassium"; Potassium salts are usually not toxic after ingestion in patients with normal renal function. [HSDB] A probable irritant; [CHEMINFO] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

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