Phosphoric Acid 85 (Food-Grade)

Food-grade 85% phosphoric acid is commonly used for pH control and adjustment in a variety of foods and beverages. It is a food-grade level chemical, and should not be misinterpreted as a dangerous acid. When handled, and combined correctly phosphoric acid food-grade 85 is safe for consumption in the food industry. Food-grade 85 phosphoric acid has a pH level below 1, meaning Food-grade 85 Phosphoric Acid should be distributed by licensed professionals, and all that interact with the chemical should wear proper safety attire and equipment.


Molar Weight98 g/mol
Melting Point21.7°C
Density1.686 g/cc

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Food additive
  • Emulsifying agent


  • Food

Synonyms: H3PO4, H3PO4 85%, Orthophosphoric Acid, Phosphoric Acid, Phosphoric Acid 85, Phosphoric Acid 85- FG

Chemical Formula: H3PO4

CAS Number: 7664-38-2