What is phosphoric acid
Phosphoric acid is a crystalline acid obtained e.g. by treating phosphates with sulfuric acid, used in fertilizer and soap manufacture and food processing.
Due to its non-toxic properties, phosphoric acid is used by a variety of industries in multiple applications. Phosphoric acid can be found in cosmetic and skincare products, water treatment and metal cleaners, as well as fertilizer compounds. The chemical itself lends itself well to control the pH level of substances and as rust removal for metals including iron and steel.
- Synonyms: orthophosphoric acid, phosphoric acid
- INCI: Phosphoric Acid
- Chemical formula: H3PO4
- CAS # 7664-38-2
- Hazard: Non-hazardous
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|Taste||tangy or sour|
|Solubilities||solubleble in water|
|Weight per gallon||14.0562 LBs|
|Class||acid, phosphate, phosphate technical, phosphoric acid|
|Grades||NF grade, NG/ACS, Reagent (ACS, AR), Reagent/U.V. Spectrophotometric, technical|
Uses and Applications for Phosphoric acid
Phosphoric acid has many applications. Due to its non-toxic and mildly acidic nature, it is used in food flavoring, beverages, dental products, cosmetics, and skin care products. Industrially, it is used mainly in the production of phosphate fertilizers.
Coatings & Construction: metal finishers, corrosion inhibitors, removes mineral deposits,
cement smears and hard water stains. It can act as an oxidizing agent to produce activated
Agriculture: fertilizer compounds. Phosphoric acid is also used as an additive and
flavouring agent in animal or poultry feed.
- HI&I: cleaning compounds, household cleaning agent, sanitizing agent
Pharmaceutical: dentistry as an etching solution to clean teeth, teeth whiteners
or mouth washing liquids. It is also used commonly in anti-nausea medicines
- Oil & Gas: petroleum
Personal Care: skin care products, cosmetics, shower gels, fragrances, hair care
products and dyes, nail products, makeup
- Other: water treatment, metal cleaners, rust removal agent, pH modifier
Phosphoric acid is a weak acid used in personal skin care products, cosmetics as well as industrial cleaners and water treatments.
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Phosphoric acid is available in bags, pails, kegs, metal drum, totes, and bulk quantities. You can view all phosphoric acids and package sizes on Brenntag Connect.
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