Di-calcium Phosphate is an ingredient in a range of different products. It's used in the production of tablets and capsules as a "flowing agent". Di-calcium Phosphate comes in different mesh sizes. The coarser grades supplied here flow well and have excellent compressibility.
Flowability is a crucial element of the manufacturing process. It ensures that your ingredients will run through machinery with ease. Additionally, it means that your final products will have consistent ingredients throughout. This ensures each tablet will be the same.
Compressibility is the ease at which a powder forms in to a solid tablet. LFA's Di-Calcium Phosphate is directly compressible. Using excipients like Di-calcium phosphate reduces the effort taken to create new formulas.
Di-Calcium Phosphate is highly soluble in citric acid and ammonium citrate. It has a ph of 6.5 to 7. Due to it's alkalinity it wont work with some acidic active ingredients. Di-Calcium Phosphate binding properties are only moderate. It will need to be along side other excipients.
Di-calcium Phosphate will pass through the digestive system easily. It has many different uses, and is a dietary supplement on its own. It is often included in breakfast cereals, flour and noodle products. It used as an anti-caking agent as it can absorb small amounts of moisture. It is also a mineral phosphorous sources that is often used in organic diets. Another prominent use for Di-calcium Phosphate is in animal feed. It contributes to animal’s metabolism, and accelerates growth and development.
Handling Di-calcium Phosphate properly is important for safety and the quality of the product. This product can irritate the eyes and with inhalation may cause mild chest discomfort. When handling, you should use protective eye gear, gloves and an inhalation mask. Always store Di-calcium Phosphate in a sealed container with moderate temperatures. Avoid exposure to moisture and extreme temperatures. Incorrect storage can affect the hardness of the tablet over time.
Di-calcium Phosphate is an effective flowing agent that will contribute nutrients to your formula. It can be added to many foods as a supplement to contribute to both a humans and animals well-being. Phosphorous and Calcium to a consumers diet will improve bodily functions in many ways. This is a product that consumers are familiar with and makes the perfect addition to your tablet.
LFA's Di-calcium Phosphate arrives as a crystalline powder. It will be white or off-white, odourless and free-flowing.
|CAS number||7757-93-9 or 7789-77-7 (dihydrate)|
|Appearance||White granular powder|
|Storage||Store at room temperature|
|Density||2.929 g/cm3 (anhydrous)
2.31 g/cm3 (dihydrate)
|Molecular weight||136.06 g/mol (anhydrous)