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Sodium pyrophosphate is used in water softener, detergent, emulsifying agent, metal cleaner and nutritional supplement. It acts as a buffering agent, thickening agent and dispersing agent. It also acts as a tartar control agent in toothpaste and dental floss. In addition, it is used as a chelating agent in antimicrobial studies. It is also used as a food additive in common foods such as chicken nuggets, crab meat and canned tuna.
Yoon, J.; El Mohtar, C. S. Constitutive model parameters of concentrated bentonite suspensions modified with sodium pyrophosphate. J. Mater. Sci. 2015, 50 (15), 5253-5261.
Juneja, V. K.; Cadavez, V.; Gonzales-Barron, U.; Mukhopadhyay, S. Modelling the effect of pH, sodium chloride and sodium pyrophosphate on the thermal resistance of Escherichia coli O157: H7 in ground beef. Food Res. Int. 2015, 69, 289-304.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.