Food & Feed Additive
- Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate，DCP
Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate
Chemical name: Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate, Dicalcium Phosphate
Molecular formula: CaHPO4·2H2O
Molecular weight : 172.09
Physical properties: White monoclinic crystal powder; odorless and colorless; it is soluble in diluted Hydrochloric Acid, Nitric Acid and Acetic Acid; slightly soluble in water but insoluble in Ethanol; its relative density is 2.32; stable in air; it will lose crystal water when heated to 75℃ and then convert to Dicalcium Phosphate Anhydrous.
Quality standard: (GB1889-2004、FCC-V、USP-31)
Name of indexes
Assay (as CaHPO4·2H2O),%
Loss on ignition, %
Heavy metals(as Pb), ≤%
Insoluble in Hydrochloric Acid ≤%
Usage: In food industry, it is used as leavening agent, dough conditioner, buffer, nutritional supplement, emulsifier, and stabilizer, e.g. it is used as quality improver for flour, cake, biscuit and bakery.
Packing: In 25kg composite plastic woven/paper bag with PE liner.
Storage and transport: It should be stored in a dry and ventilative warehouse, kept away from moisture, heat and stored separately from poisonous substances. Handled with care, so as to avoid damage to packing bags.