About Potassium Phosphate Monobasic Crystal, ACS Grade
Potassium phosphate monobasic, often abbreviated as KH2PO4, is a chemical compound composed of potassium (K+), hydrogen (H+), and phosphate (PO43-) ions. It is also known as monopotassium phosphate or potassium dihydrogen phosphate.
Common Uses and Applications
Buffering Agent: Potassium phosphate monobasic is commonly used as a buffering agent in various biochemical and molecular biology applications. It helps maintain a stable pH in solutions, particularly in the acidic range.
Fertilizer: It is used in agriculture as a source of potassium and phosphorus, essential nutrients for plant growth.
Food Additive: It may be used as a food additive in certain products, primarily as a pH regulator or as a source of phosphorus.
Laboratory Reagent: It is used as a reagent in chemical and biochemical experiments and analyses.