Agent Name

Ammonium dithiocarbamate

CAS Number

513-74-6

Formula

C-H3-N-S2.H3-N

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Ammonium sulfocarbamate; Carbamic acid, dithio-, monoammonium salt; Carbamodithioic acid, monoammonium salt; Dithiocarbamic acid monoammonium salt; Carbamodithioic acid, ammonium salt (1:1); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Dithiocarbamates (Metallurgy)

Description

Yellow solid, soluble in water; [Merck Index] Yellow lustrous crystals; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used for precipitating of metals in chemical analysis (instead of hydrogen sulfide or ammonium sulfide), in the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds, and as a chemical intermediate for rhodanine (analytical reagent); [HSDB] Used in analytical chemistry and organic synthesis; [Hawley]

Comments

Decomposes in air into ammonium thiocyanate and ammonium sulfide (odor of hydrogen sulfide); [Merck Index] Toxic by inhalation; Decomposes in air evolving hydrogen sulfide; May cause irritation; [BDH Laboratory Supplies MSDS]

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