Mono Sodium Phosphate is a combination of the synthetic forms of phosphorus and sodium. It is often found in dental products due to its enamel-restoring qualities, and it is sometimes used in medicine as a laxative. It appears as a white powder, and is an acidulant, buffer, and sequestrant. It is often used in soft drinks, cheese, etc. It is used to detect the presence of magnesium ions in salts. The Mono Sodium Phosphate is made for use in commercial applications.