Orange-red prismatic needles. Ammonium dichromate is mixed with albumin and water to make a light sensitive emulsion for photolithography. It is also used in photography, process engraving, leather tanning, porcelain glazes, textile dyeing, and pyrotechnics.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Soluble in water and ethanol.
|Melting Point||180 (dec)|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 252.07|
Hazards and Safety
Corrosive. Contact causes burns to skin and membranes.
Strong Oxidizer. Contact with other materials may cause flames.
Carcinogenic. Toxic by inhalation and ingestion.
Mallinckrodt Baker: MSDS
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 544