Dicalcium Phosphate is a calcium phosphate salt of phosphoric acid with the formula: CaHPO4. It is a common additive/ ingredient of products primarily involved in the agriculture (feed ingredient), food, personal care, and medicinal (pharmaceutical additive) industries.
Products that may contain dicalcium phosphate include: tooth paste, pills and tablets, vitamins, chicken feed, and various cosmetic skin products.
Agriculture, Food & Medicinal Applications
Dicalcium phosphate provides animals with the necessary calcium and phosphorous required in their diets. For similar reasons, it is also added to certain cereals, pet edibles, and can even be bought as a dietary supplement.
Personal Care & Cosmetics
Dicalcium phosphate is useful in the personal care department for its opacity, bulking capabilities, and its ability to affect the overall pH of the product. It can be found used in tooth pastes, deodorants, cosmetic foundations, eye makeup, blushes, and other such types of skin care products.
* Dicalcium phosphate has 3 crystalline forms; each having their own particular properties:
– Monetite, CaHPO4, (anhydrous)
– Brushite, CaHPO4*2HO2, (dihydrate)
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Agriculture- FEED, Medicinal, Personal Care