Ammonium Citrate

CAS:  3012-65-5

 Synonyms:  Diammonium Citrate; Ammonium Citrate, Dibasic; Citric Acid, Diammonium Salt; Diammonium Citrate

Uses:  Pharmaceuticals, rustproofing, cotton printing, plasticizer, analytical reagent in determination of phosphate in fertilizer.

 Hazard:   Inhalation causes respiratory irritation. Ingestion causes diarrhea. Contact with eyes causes mild irritation.  Salts, basic, such as AMMONIUM CITRATE, are generally soluble in water. The resulting solutions contain moderate concentrations of hydroxide ions and have pH’s greater than 7.0. They react as bases to neutralize acids. These neutralizations generate heat, but less or far less than is generated by neutralization of the bases in reactivity group 10 (Bases) and the neutralization of amines. They usually do not react as either oxidizing agents or reducing agents but such behavior is not impossible.