Agent Name

Ammonium bisulfate

CAS Number

7803-63-6

Formula

H3-N.H2-O4-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Ammonium hydrogensulphate; Sulfuric acid, ammonium salt (1:1); Sulfuric acid, monoammonium salt; Ammonium hydrogen sulfate; [ChemIDplus] Acid ammonium sulphate; Ammonium acid sulphate; Ammonium hydrogen sulphate; Ammonium monohydrogen sulphate; Monoammonium hydrogen sulphate; [IUCLID] UN2506

Category

Sulfur Compounds

Description

Deliquescent solid; [Merck Index] Colorless to white deliquescent solid; [CAMEO] Colorless crystalline solid; Hygroscopic; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in hair-wave preparations and organic catalysts; [Merck Index]

Comments

Hydrolyzed by water evolving small amounts of heat and sulfuric acid; Toxic by ingestion; [CAMEO] Causes ciliary function changes in 60-minute inhalation study of rabbits; [RTECS] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Aldrich MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

Links to Other NLM Databases
Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Related Information in HazMap
Processes

Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: