What is Dicalcium Phosphate?

Dicalcium Phosphate


Dicalcium Phosphate is also known as DCP. It is typically sold as white or off white granular particles. They are insoluble in alcohol, but highly soluble in nitric acid and hydrochloric acid. It is also synonymously known as calcium monohydrogen phosphate and has low water solubility. It is virtually insoluble in water.

How It Is Used

  • As a calcium supplement.
  • Popular ingredient in food products such as flour, cereal, and noodles.
  • An inert ingredient binding tablet in pharmaceuticals as well as in toothpastes for tartar control.
  • An ingredient in protein shakes or in fruit smoothies.
  • The pharmaceutical industry commonly uses this compound as a tableting agent.

As a pharmaceutical excipient, acting as a carrier for all sorts of medications including those used to eliminate body odors.

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