Ammonium Bifluoride

CAS #: 1341-49-7

Synonyms: Ammonium acid flouride; ammonium hydrogen flouride.

Uses: Ceramics, chemical reagent, etching glass (white acid), sterilizer for brewery, dairy, and other equipment; electroplating, processing beryllium, laundry scour.

Hazard:  Inhalation of dust may cause irritation of the respiratory system. Ingestion causes irritation of mouth and stomach, vomiting, abdominal pain, convulsions, collapse, acute toxic nephritis. Contact with dust irritates eyes and may cause chemical burns or rash on skin. High concs. of fluorine in the urine have been reported following skin contact.  AMMONIUM BIFLUORIDE reacts violently with bases. In presence of moisture will corrode glass, cement, and most metals. Flammable hydrogen gas may collect in enclosed spaces. Do not use steel, nickel, or aluminum containers.