CAS: 7757-93- 9: 7789-77- 7 (Dihydrate)
IUPAC: Calcium Hydrogen Phosphate Dihydrate
Other names: Calcium Hydrogen Phosphate.
Dicalcium Phosphate is an inorganic salt, produced by the neutralization of calcium hydroxide with phosphoric acid, which precipitates the Dihydrate as a solid. It is a white powder with a neutral taste and smell, practically insoluble in water.
Use of Dicalcium Phosphate
Dicalcium Phosphate is used in Food, Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Health & Personal care products, Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry. Dicalcium Phosphate (DCP) is often used as a leavening agent, dough modifier, buffer, nutritional supplement, emulsifier, and stabilizer in flour, cake, pastry, and baked goods. Dicalcium Phosphate is used as food additive and supplement for calcium and phosphorous. Dicalcium Phosphate finds application in enriched grain products like flour, corn meal, breakfast cereals, and pastas.
1. In Food Production
Dicalcium Phosphate is used as nutritional supplement and buffering agent in food such as in biscuits, milk powder, drinks, ice cream, biscuit, breakfast cereals, infant formula, in noodles and baked food.
2. In Beverage
Dicalcium Phosphate is used in beverages as a clouding agent.
3. In Pharmaceutical
Dicalcium Phosphate is used as calcium supplement in Pharmaceutical, used as a tableting agent in some pharmaceutical preparations.
4. In Health and Personal care
Dicalcium Phosphate used as fillers and dispersants, buffering agents, sequestrants and water softening agents in In cosmetic and personal care products. Dicalcium Phosphate used in toothpastes as abrassive.
5. In Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry
Dicalcium Phosphate is used as calcium supplement in Agriculture/Animal Feed/Poultry. The application such as in dog food, pet food, cat food, cattle feed and veterinary use.
6. In Other Industries
Dicalcium Phosphate is used as texture stabilizer in various other industries
Negative Effects of Dicalcium Phosphate
Inhalation of the dust of dicalcium phosphate powders may irritate the lungs and nasal passages, causing coughing and sneezing. Ingestion of excess quantity of Dicalcium Phosphate could upset the gastrointestinal system causing symptoms include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation, stomach pain, thirst, dry mouth and increased urination. It may also exacerbate of pre-existing conditions such as diarrhea, parathyroid disease, lung disease, and kidney stones