disodium phosphate


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disodium phosphate

[dī′sōd·ē·əm ′fäs‚fāt]
(inorganic chemistry)
Na2HPO4 Transparent crystals, soluble in water; used in the textile processing and other industries to control pH in the range 4-9, as an additive in processed cheese to maintain spreadability, and as a laxative and antacid. Also known as disodium hydrogen phosphate.
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They identified the factors that inhibit botulinal toxin production in the products and evaluated the effect of moisture-fat-free and nonfat solids in process cheese products made with skim milk cheese, disodium phosphate, sodium chloride and water.
James Kraft discovered that disodium phosphate was ideal for distributing butterfat evenly through cheese, making the production of pasteurized processed cheese possible.
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