Zinc hydrogen phosphate (ZnHPO) is a moderately water and acid soluble zinc source that may be used in a variety of applications. It is an excellent choice for use in the manufacture of chemical compounds, as it can be easily synthesised into high purity forms.
The best way to produce ZnHPO is by a solvothermal process. It can also be prepared in a more traditional solvent based method, but it is much more expensive to do so.
It is also an excellent phosphorus source, making it suitable for use in a wide range of phosphate containing compounds. The most common application is as a base for polymerizations of cyclic monomers and alkanes.
Typical applications include: adhesives and sealants, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters and modelling clay, metal surface treatment and non-metal based treatments. It is also commonly used in the production of ferrous metals for corrosion protection purposes in electroplating, as well as a colorant for ceramics and glass.
It is also a great choice for use in a number of dental applications. It is a good choice for luting permanent metal and zirconium dioxide restorations, as well as cementing inlays, crowns and bridges. Often, it is combined with different grades of feldspar to provide an even better luting medium.