Agent Name

Ammonium benzoate

CAS Number

1863-63-4

Formula

C7-H6-O2.H3-N

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Ammonii benzoas; Ammonium benzoate; Ammonium benzoicum; Benzoic acid, ammonium salt; Vulnoc AB; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Benzoic Acid Derivatives

Description

White solid; [Hawley] Semi-transparent crystals, soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to preserve glue and latex; as an industrial preservative for paper wrappers; for reducing curing time in vulcanization of rubber; as an expectorant used for chronic bronchitis; as an analytical reagent for various elements; as a urinary anti-infective; [HSDB]

Comments

An eye, skin, nose, and throat irritant; [HSDB] May be harmful if swallowed; [MSDSonline]

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