Magnesium Sulfate is an inorganic salt with the formula: MgSO4. It is hygroscopic and most commonly encountered as magnesium sulfate heptahydrte, MgSO4 * 7H2O, or Epsom salt: a health, beauty, and bath salt. Due to its water-attracting properties, magnesium sulfate is used as a desiccant.
Applications of magnesium sulfate include: feed/fertilizer ingredient, food ingredient, pharmaceutical additive, paper processing, and it has several useful functions as a chemical precursor, catalyst, desiccant, and flocculator.
In agriculture, magnesium sulfate is used in feed, feed-premixes, and fertilizers as a source of magnesium and sulfur, both important elements for plant growth and development.
* Epsom salt is the heptahydrate of magnesium sulfate.
* Anhydrous magnesium sulfate is most easily prepared by the dehydration of magnesium sulfate hydrates.
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