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Tricalcium Phosphate

Tricalcium Phosphate Tricalcium Phosphate
IUPAC Name
Tricalcium Diphosphate
HS Code
2835.26.00
Formula

Ca3(PO4)2

Appearance
White Powder Solid
Cas No.
7758-87-4
Common Names
Tribasic Calcium Phosphate
Packaging
- 360 @ 50 kg Bags, 18 MT / 20'FCL
- 840 @ 25 kg Paper or Plastic Woven Bags , 21 MT / 20' FCL
Category
  • Food
  • Phosphates
Sub Category
  • Food
  • Research purposes
  • Dietary supplement
  • Medicinal
  • Preservatives
  • Anticaking agent
  • Food additive

Brief Overview

Tricalcium phosphate, also known as bone phosphate of lime, is a calcium salt of phosphoric acid. It appears as a white, odorless and tasteless powder and is stable in air. It is used as a free-flow control agent for food products such as table salt. It is also used in nutritional supplements to provide for calcium and phosphates.

 

Manufacturing Processes

Tricalcium phosphate occurs naturally as a rock in various countries, cow’s milk and skeletons of vertebrate animals. It is often found naturally with traces of other substances like lime and sand.

Commercially, it is produced by treating hydroxyapatite using slaked lime and phosphoric acid. Subsequently, the product is processed through two different decomposition reactions before it is obtained as crystalline tricalcium phosphate via calcination.

Food Industry

It is widely used as an additive in powdered spices and acts as an anti-caking agent. TCP is used as a rising agent and as a powdered species as an anticaking agent. It adds smoothness and opacity to reduced fat liquids and foods. Tricalcium phosphate is also used to increase calcium levels in dairy products, juice and is used in the preparation of cheese products, candy, wine and other beverages.

 

Pharmaceutical Industry

It is used in treatments such as tissue replacement when medical practices such as autogenous bone graft are not feasible. It is also used as nutritional supplement.

 

Agricultural Industry

Tricalcium phosphate is used as an important raw material for the production of fertilizer grade in the agriculture applications.

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