Tricalcium Phosphate (sometimes abbreviated TCP) is a calcium salt of hosphoric acid with the chemical formula Ca3(PO4)2. It is also known as tribasic calcium phosphate and bone phosphate of lime (BPL). It is a white solid of low solubility. Most commercial samples of “tricalcium phosphate” are in fact hydroxyapatite.
Technical Properties of Tricalcium Phosphate
|2||Tricalcium phosphate (as Ca)||
|3||Heavy metal (as Pb)||
|7||loss on ignition||
≤ 10.0 %
|9||Grain size (D50)||
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Besides medicinal purposes, tricalcium phosphate is used as an anti-caking agent in manufacturing and agriculture. Its widely available and inexpensive. These qualities, combined with its ability to separate materials, have made it popular around the world.
In Food Production
Tricalcium Phosphate is widely used as Calcium supplements, pH regulator, buffering agents, nutrition supplements and anti-caking agent in food production. As anti-caking agent, buffering agents: in flour products to prevent caking. As Calcium supplements: in food industries to add Calcium and Phosphorus to promote bone growth. As pH regulator, buffering agents, nutrition supplements: in milk, candy, pudding, condiments and meat products to regulate acidity, enhance flavor and nutrition.
Tricalcium Phosphate is widely used as nutrition supplements and anti-caking agent in beverage. As nutrition supplements and anti-caking agent: in solid drinks to prevent caking.
Tricalcium Phosphate is widely used as material in Pharmaceutical. As material in the new treatment of bone defects of material to help bone tissue ingrowth.
In Agriculture/Animal Feed
Tricalcium Phosphate is widely used as Calcium supplement in Agriculture/Animal Feed. As Calcium supplement: in feed additive to add Calcium and Phosphorus to promote bone growth.