Monocalcium phosphate, also known as acid calcium phosphate, is an inorganic compound and is commonly found in monohydrate form. Monocalcium phosphate is colourless and it can appear in both granular and powder form. It is used as a leavening agent in the food industry.
Monocalcium phosphate is produced by a reaction between calcium carbonate and wet processed defluorinated phosphoric acid. High purity Monocalcium phosphate is produced by treatment of calcium phosphate with concentrated phosphoric acid.
Food and Beverage Industry
Monocalcium phosphate is used as leavening agent in bakery for cakes, bread and other baked foods for improved texture. It can also be used as an emusifier and flavor enhancer in beverages.
Monocalcium Phosphate used as abrasive; buffering agent; bulking agent; oral care agent in cosmetics and personal care products.
Agriculture, Animal Feed and Poultry Industry
Monocalcium Phosphate is used in fertilizers. Monocalcium Phosphate also used as a food supplement for livestock and poultry. It restores phosphorous and calcium minerals to the mineral deficiency cattle diet. They facilitate the metabolism of livestock and poultry, strengthening their immune and reproductive systems.
Monocalcium Phosphate is widely used as stabilizer and emulsifier in many other industries like glass and plastic manufacturing industries etc.