Potassium phosphate, tribasic
|Molar mass||212.27 g/mol|
|Appearance||White deliquescent powder|
|Density||2.564 g/cm3 (17 °C)|
|Melting point||1,380 °C (2,520 °F; 1,650 K)|
|90 g/100 mL (20 °C)|
|Solubility in ethanol||Insoluble|
|EU Index||Not listed|
Except where noted otherwise, data is given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Tripotassium phosphate is a water-soluble ionic salt which has the chemical formula K3PO4. It is used as a food additive for its properties as an emulsifier, foaming agent, and whipping agent. In combination with fatty acids, it is a potential antimicrobial agent in poultry processing. As a fertilizer, its proportions of N, P2O5, and K2O are 0-33-67.
- "NutritionData Food Additive Identifier". NutritionData.com.
- Hinton, Arthur; Ingram, Kimberly D. (July 2005). "Microbicidal Activity of Tripotassium Phosphate and Fatty Acids toward Spoilage and Pathogenic Bacteria Associated with Poultry". Journal of Food Protection (7): 1336–1534.