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Ammonium Phosphate Dibasic

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

What is it?

Ammonium phosphate dibasic ((NH4)2HPO4), also known as diammonium phosphate and diammonium hydrogen phosphate, is a water-soluble ammonium phosphate salt that is produced when ammonia reacts with phosphoric acid. Ammonium phosphate dibasic has various industrial uses, including as a yeast nutrient in winemaking and to aid in cheese culturing, as a phosphate source in fertilizers, and as a component of commercial fire-fighting materials. In pharmacy, it has been as an antirheumatic.

[1] Wikipedia. Diammonium phosphate. Accessed January 12, 2014. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diammonium_phosphate

[2] International Plant Nutrition Institute. Nutrient Source Specifics: Diammonium Phosphate (PDF). Retrieved 1/12/2014. http://www.ipni.net/publication/nss.nsf/0/66D92CC07C016FA7852579AF00766CBD/$FILE/NSS-17%20Diammonium%20Phosphate.pdf

[3] Drugs.com Medical Dictionary. dibasic ammonium phosphate. Accessed 1/12/2014. http://www.drugs.com/dict/dibasic-ammonium-phosphate.html

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