This substance is a white, powdered material. It is odorless and toxic if ingested. It is classified as hygroscopic, which means that it absorbs water from the air naturally. As such, it's also highly soluble in water. Another name for this chemical is tetrapotassium pyrophosphate. This substance can be found in many different industrial applications. It can be utilized as a surface treatment, as well as manufacturing various cleaning agents. In small doses, it may be used as a food additive to thicken and emulsify certain ingredients. Other applications include pesticides, oil drilling, and synthetic rubber manufacturing. Potassium tetra pyrophosphate must be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry area. If exposed to the air, it can start to break down as it absorbs moisture. Inhalation is a severe risk, so a breathing mask should always be worn. Concentrated doses are toxic to humans, so proper care and attention must be paid when using this chemical.
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