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Ammonium Phosphate Dibasic

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 28, 2018.

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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