Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate

What is Tetrapotassium Pyrophosphate?

Tetrapotassium pyrophosphate is a white powder or granular material, highly soluble in water, which gives alkaline solutions. It is a salt composed of pyrophosphate and sodium ions. Toxicity is approximately twice that of table salt when ingested orally. [1]

How's it Used?

Tetrasodium pyrophosphate is used as a buffering agent, an emulsifier, a dispersing agent, and a thickening agent, and is often used as a food additive. Common foods containing tetrasodium pyrophosphate include chicken nuggets, marshmallows, pudding, crab meat, imitation crab, canned tuna, and soy-based meat alternatives and cat foods and cat treats where it is used as a palatability enhancer. [1]