sodium tripolyphosphate

sodium tri·​poly·​phos·​phate | \ -ˌtrī-ˌpä-li-ˈfäs-ˌfāt How to pronounce sodium tripolyphosphate (audio) \

Definition of sodium tripolyphosphate

: a crystalline salt Na5P3O10 that is used as a food additive and as a component in some detergents and is suspected of contributing to water pollution

Examples of sodium tripolyphosphate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wet scallops are treated with sodium tripolyphosphate, a chemical that causes the scallops to expel water when cooked and can prevent a proper sear. Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of sodium tripolyphosphate

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Sodium tripolyphosphate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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