Ammonium Bicarbonate BP

Ammonium Bicarbonate is the bicarbonate salt of the ammonium ion that readily degrades to carbon dioxide, water and ammonia. It was commonly used in the home before the modern day baking powder was made available.


Ammonium Bicarbonate is used in the food industry as a raising agent for flat baked goods such as cookies and crackers. It is used as a component in the production of fire extinguishing compounds, pharmaceuticals, dyes, pigments and as a basic fertilizer. It is also used in the plastic and rubber industry, in the manufacture of ceramics, in chrome leather tanning and for the synthesis of catalysts.


Chemical Name: Ammonium Bicarbonate
Mol. Formula: NH4HCO3
Mol. Weight: 79.06 g/mol
CAS No.: 1066-33-7


General Specifications

Test Specification…BP
Appearance A fine, white, crystalline powder or white crystals.
Solubility Freely soluble in water, practically insoluble in alcohol.
Chlorides Maximum 70ppm
Sulphates Maximum 70ppm
Iron Maximum 40ppm
Heavy Metals Maximum 10ppm
Assay Not less than 98.0% and not more than 101.0%


Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


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