Agent Name

Ammonium carbamate

CAS Number

1111-78-0

Formula

C-H3-N-O2.H3-N

Major Category

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Synonyms

"Anhydride" of ammonium carbonate; Ammonium aminoformate; Carbamic acid, ammonium salt; Carbamic acid, monoammonium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Carbamic Acid Esters

Description

White volatile solid; Decomposes in air to evolve ammonia; [Hawley] White crystalline solid with an ammonia-like odor; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in fertilizers and as ammoniating agent; [HSDB]

Comments

An eye, nose, and throat irritant; [HSDB] An eye, mucous membrane, and respiratory tract irritant; [CAMEO] An irritant; [MSDSonline] Oral LD50 (rat) = 690-1470 mg/kg; Irritating to the rabbit eye; Thermally unstable--releases ammonia and CO2; [Ullmann]

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