Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate


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Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate

 

(CaHPO4·2H2O), a mineral phosphate fertilizer. Dicalcium phosphate dihydrate is a white or light-gray powder that is dusty when introduced into the soil. It does not cake and is efficiently sowed by fertilizer spreaders. It contains 27-35 percent P2O5 and is produced by the reaction H3PO4 + Ca(OH)2 = CaHPO4·2H2O. A basic fertilizer, it is used with all types of cultures and soils, although its greatest effectiveness is with acid soils. Dicalcium phosphate dihydrate is also used as a mineral feed supplement for animals.

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Acronyms used in Study 1 and Study 2 Calcium phosphate cement CPC Granulation tissue GT Dicalcium phosphate anhydrous DCPA Hydroxyapatite HA Dicalcium phosphate dihydrate DCPD Infiltrated cell IC Fluorapatite FA Implanted material IM Fibrous connective tissue FCT Tetracalcium phosphate TTCP Giant cell GC Undecalcified material UM
4] sheet-containing compounds, which include dicalcium phosphate dihydrate (DCPD), Ca[HPO.