White, crystalline solid. Sulfamic acid is used as a flame retardant for textiles and wood, buffer, acid cleaner, chlorine stabilizer in swimming pools, nitrite scavenger, and sulfonating agent. It is also used as a bleaching agent for paper pulp, textiles, and color photographs.
Synonyms and Related Terms
amidosulfonic acid; amidosulfuric acid; sulfamidic acid
Soluble in water, but hydrolyzed in water to form ammonium bisulfate. Slightly soluble in organic solvents.
|Melting Point||205 (dec)|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 97.1|
Hazards and Safety
Toxic by ingestion. Corrosive to eyes, skin and lungs causing irritation and burns.
Heating results in the production of toxic sulfur dioxide fumes.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 782
- 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 Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 9090