Chemicals and their properties

Sodium Triphosphate

Sodium triphosphate is an inorganic compound. It is the sodium salt of the polyphosphate penta-anion, which is the conjugate base of triphosphoric acid. It is produced on a large scale as a component of many domestic and industrial products, especially detergents. It is a preservative for seafood, meats, poultry, and animal feeds.


Dioctyl phthalate is an organic compound.It is the phthalate ester of the alcohol 2-ethyl hexanol, which is normally manufactured by the dimerisation of butyraldehyde, the butyraldehyde itself being synthesised from propylene.It is produced by the esterfication of phthalic anhydride with 2-ethyl-hexanol.It has been used as a plasticiser in medical devices such as intravenous tubing and bags, catheters.


Sodium Molybdate

Sodium Molybdate is useful as a source of molybdenum. The agriculture industry uses sodium molybdate 1 million pounds per year as a fertilizer. It is also used in the treatment of whiptail in broccoli and cauliflower in molybdenum-deficient soils,as a metal corrosion inhibitor, descaling agents, bleaching agents and skin and hair to promote the protection agent as a analytical reagent for determination of alkaloids, dyes.

Methylparaben is a preservative. It is the methyl ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid. It is an anti-fungal agent often used in a variety of cosmetics and personal care products. It is also used as a food preservative. It is commonly used as a fungicide in Drosophila food media. Usage of methylparaben is known to slow Drosophila growth.