Agent Name

Ammonium acetate

CAS Number

631-61-8

Formula

C2-H4-O2.H3-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Acetic acid, ammonium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Ammonium Compounds

Description

White deliquescent solid; [Hawley] White crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in explosives, foam rubbers, vinyl plastics, and drugs; Also used for preserving meats, dyeing and stripping, determining lead and iron, and separating lead sulfate from other sulfates; [HSDB]

Comments

An eye, nose, and mouth irritant; A mild skin irritant; Emergency treatment: "Ammonia"; [HSDB] Intraperitoneal LD50 (rat) = 632 mg/kg; Effects on rats at lethal doses include convulsions; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Ammonia."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00014 mm Hg

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