Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate

  • A chemical compound with the formula Na4P2O7 which is a colorless transparent crystalline. It contains the pyrophosphate ion and sodium cation.
  • It Occurs in two forms: 1. Crystal form called decahydrate and 2. Anhydrous form.
  • Synonyms are TSPP, Sodium pyrophosphate, Sodium Diphosphate, Tetrasodium salt, Phosphotex, Anhydrous Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate.
  • Functional uses are buffering agent, emulsifying agent and as sequestrant.

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