As a food additive, Sodium Hexametaphosphate provides a range of benefits such as a natural preservative, and water softener. It is used in detergents as a surfactant and in personal care products, such as toothpaste, as a tartar control agent. This versatile compound effectively improves the quality and shelf life of various products.
Other Names: SHMP, Calgon
CAS Number: 10124-56-8
Chemical Formula: Na₆O₁₈P₆
Average Molar Mass: 611.77 g/mol
Density: Approximately 2.484 g/cm³
Appearance: White powder or granules
Applications and Uses:
Commonly used as a water softener and sequestrant in various industrial water treatment processes.
Applied in the food industry as a sequestrant, stabilizer, and emulsifier.
Utilized in detergents and cleaning products for its water softening and dispersing properties.
Functions as a corrosion inhibitor in water treatment applications.
Essential in the formulation of certain specialty chemicals and as a dispersing agent in ceramic and textile industries.
Storage and Handling Guidelines:
Store in a cool, dry place away from incompatible materials.
Keep containers tightly closed to prevent moisture absorption.
Protect from exposure to air and humidity.
Implement measures to avoid spills and contamination.
While generally regarded as safe for its intended uses, follow recommended handling procedures.
Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves and eye protection.
Avoid prolonged or repeated skin contact.
In case of contact with eyes or skin, rinse thoroughly with water. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.
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