Tetra Sodium Pyrophosphate (TSPP)

Airedale Chemical Tetra sodium Pyrophosphate (also known as sodium pyrophosphate, tetrasodium phosphate or TSPP) holds the formula Na4P2O and is primarily used as a buffering agent, an emulsifier, a dispersing agent, and a thickening agent and is often used as a food additive

As a solid, colourless crystalline solid with no distinguishing odour. It is a salt composed of pyrophosate and sodium ions. As a solution, clear colourless solution with no distinguishing odour

Grade: TECH

This product is available in the following sizes

  • 25L Drum
  • 200L Drum
  • 1000L Container
  • Bulk Transfer
  • 25kg Bag Solid/Powder only chemicals


Detergent & Cleaning

Sometimes used in household detergents to prevent similar deposition on clothing, but due to its phosphate content it causes eutrophication of water, promoting algae growth.

Food & Beverage

Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate is present in a variety of foods including chicken nuggets, marshmallows, pudding, crab meat, imitation crab, canned tuna, and soy-based meat alternatives and cat foods and cat treats where it is used as a palatability enhancer.
It is the active ingredient in Bakewell, the substitute for baking powder’s acid component
It is also used in some common baking powders.


In toothpaste and dental floss it acts as a tartar control agent, serving to remove calcium and magnesium from saliva and thus preventing them from being deposited on teeth.
Tetrasodium pyrophosphate is used in commercial dental rinses before brushing to aid in plaque reduction.

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