Agent Name

Ammonium oxalate monohydrate

CAS Number

6009-70-7

Formula

C2-H2-O4.2H3-N.H2-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Ammonium oxalate; Diammonium oxalate monohydrate; Ethanedioic acid, diammonium salt, monohydrate; [ChemIDplus] Ammonium oxalate hydrate; Diammonium oxalate; Oxalic acid, diammonium salt; [CHRIS] Oxalate of ammonia; [EPA OHM/TADS]

Category

Salts, Basic

Description

Odorless solid; [Merck Index] White granules; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make explosives, detin iron electrolytically, dye fabrics, polish metals, and detect metals (calcium, lead, and rare earth metals); [Merck Index] Used in leather finishes and to make blue print paper; [EPA OHM/TADS]

Comments

An eye irritant; Skin contact causes irritation or severe burns; May cause severe purging, cardiovascular collapse, and neuromuscular symptoms; Chronic exposure may cause kidney injury; [CHRIS] A severe skin irritant; May cause kidney injury; [EPA OHM/TADS] A strong irritant that may cause serious eye injury; Harmful by ingestion and skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Ammonium oxalate."

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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