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Sodium hexametaphosphate

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Sodium hexametaphosphate, which is commonly abbreviated as SHMP, is a chemical compound with the formula (NaPO₃)₆. It is a sodium salt of polyphosphate and is composed of repeating units of phosphate ions. Sodium hexametaphosphate is extensively used in several industrial applications due to its sequestering, emulsifying, and dispersing properties.

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Na₆[(PO₃)₆]

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CHEMICAL NAME

Sodium hexametaphosphate

INDUSTRY

Oil and Gas

APPLICATION

  1. Water Treatment: Sodium hexametaphosphate is used in water treatment processes as a sequestering agent. It helps to prevent the formation of scale by sequestering metal ions, such as calcium and magnesium, that can lead to the precipitation of insoluble salts.
  2. Food Additive: In the food industry, sodium hexametaphosphate is used as a food additive, often labeled as E452. It serves as a sequestrant, emulsifier, and texturizer in various food products, including processed meats, canned seafood, and dairy products.
  3. Detergents & Cleaning Products: It is a common ingredient in detergents and cleaning products due to its ability to sequester calcium and magnesium ions, preventing them from interfering with the cleaning action of the detergents.
  4. Industrial Applications: SHMP is used in various industrial applications, such as metal cleaning, textile processing, and as a dispersing agent in ceramic production.
  5. Oil & Gas Industry: Sodium hexametaphosphate is utilized in the oil and gas industry as a fluid-loss control agent in drilling muds. It is also used for it's corrosion & scaling inhibition effect. 

IDENTIFICATION AND PROPERTIES

SYNONYMS

Graham's Salt Metaphosphoric Acid Sodium Salt Polyphosphoric Acid Sodium Salt SHMP Sodium Hexametaphosphate Sodium Hexametaphosphate Short Chain Sodium Metaphosphate Sodium Polyphosphate

MOLECULAR WEIGHT

611.77 g/mol

CAS NUMBER

68915-31-1

CHEMICAL FORMULA

Na₆[(PO₃)₆]

HS CODE

28352940.0

DENSITY

2.484 g/cm3

MELTING POINT

628 °C

BOILING POINT

1,500 °C

VISCOSITY

Not Specified

SHELF LIFE

1 years

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

Not Specified

WHY ELCHEMY?

Sodium hexametaphosphate is highly esteemed for its exceptional characteristics particularly its remarkable Scale Inhibitors. Its significance extends throughout numerous industries, notably Oil and Gas here it holds a pivotal position. here it holds a pivotal position. The unique qualities of this compound render it indispensable in modern contexts, enhancing both efficiency and effectiveness. Its distinct properties are essential for contemporary uses, significantly enhancing overall outcomes and productivity

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