White deliquescent crystals that are soluble in water. Ammonium bisulfate is used as a preservative in paper pulp and as an ingredient in hair-wave lotions.
Synonyms and Related Terms
acid ammonium sulfate; ammonium hydrogen sulfate; mono-ammonium salt of sulfuric acid; ammonium bisulphate (Br.)
CDC Fine Chemicals: MSDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in water. Insoluble in acetone and ethanol.
|Melting Point||145 C|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 115.11|
|Refractive Index||1.463, 1.473, 1.510|
Resources and Citations
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- 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 526
- CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980 Comment: ref. index=1.463, 1.473, 1.510