Di potassium phosphate is an inorganic compound with a chemical formula (K2HPO4) and a potassium salt that is highly soluble in water. One of the main uses of this compound is its use as fertilizer, food additive and buffering agent. It is a rich source of phosphorus and potassium.
The human body requires phosphorus to repair and build teeth and bones, make muscles contract, and help nerves function. Moreover, phosphate is used as a building block for numerous essential substances, including those utilized by deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or cell membranes.
Phosphate is a charged particle that contains the mineral phosphorus. Your body needs phosphorus to be able to maintain, repair and rebuild your healthy teeth and bones. Not only this, but phosphate makes your muscles contract and function as they should.
Physical and Chemical Properties
In the table below some of the chemical and physical properties of this product are mentioned. all data that is mentioned in this table is gathered from Wikipedia website:
Di potassium phosphate is used as a food additive in a variety of industries such as – drinks, food production and many other industries.
It has various applications as fertilizer, food additives and buffering agent.
Another use is for athletes it is used mainly by weightlifters and endurance athletes since it helps to build endurance while allowing a faster recovery between training sessions. It is recommended to use it if you plan to train nonstop for a minimum of half an hour.
In addition, DKP is widely used as a food additive in various food industries; for example,
it is used as a food additive in many drinks as well as in the production of powdered foods such as spices, Instant soups and salt are used.
As an anti-caking agent, this substance is also used in dry powder beverages and imitation dairy creamers to prevent coagulation. Moreover, it is used as a nutrient source during yeast production and other fermentation processes and as a mineral supplement for pharmaceuticals.
Other uses are used as food additives in the production of dairy products such as cheese, coffee cream, processed meat and evaporated milk.Also sometimes it plays the role of moisturizer and prevents drying out of food.
It can be found as multivitamin and mineral supplements in various forms to provide recommended nutritional value and provide an adult requirement of 700-750 mg daily.
Like phosphoric acid, this compound is used to produce detergents and fertilizers and some pharmaceutical products.