Ammonium Chloride - Granular

Ammonium chloride

NH4Cl (also called Sal ammoniac, salmiac, nushadir salt, sal armagnac, sal armoniac, salt armoniack) is a clear white water-soluble crystalline salt of ammonia.

Product Uses:

  • Ammonium chloride dissolved in water becomes an acid. Ammonium chloride is used to produce low temperatures in cooling baths. For example, the zero point of Fahrenheit temperature scale is determined by placing the thermometer in a mixture of ice, water, and ammonium chloride.
  • Ammonium chloride solutions with ammonia are used as buffer solutions.
  • In biological applications ammonium chloride acts as a nitrogen source and is used in fertilizers, as a feed supplement for cattle and as an ingredient in nutritive media for yeast microbiological organisms.
  • Ammonium chloride is an ingredient in fireworks and safety and contact explosives.
  • Ammonium chloride is used as a flux in preparing metals to be tin coated, galvanized or soldered.
  • It works as a flux by cleaning the surface of workpieces by reacting with the metal oxides at the surface to form a volatile metal chloride. It is sold in blocks at hardware stores for use in cleaning the tip of a soldering iron and can also be included in solder as flux.
  • In several countries ammonium chloride is known as sal ammoniac and used as food additive. The E number for ammonium chloride used as a food additive is E510.
Ammonium Chloride (MSDS) (2,93 MB)