Ammonium Persulfate

CAS #: 7727-54-0

Synonyms:  Ammonium Peroyidodisulfate; Ammonium Peroxydisulfate; Ammonium Persulphate; Diammonium Persulfate; Diammonium Persulphate

Uses: Oxidizer, bleaching agent; photography; etchant for printed circuit boards, copper; electroplating; manufacture of other persufates; deodorizing and bleaching oils; aniline dyes; preserving foods; depolarizer in batteries; washing infected yeast.

Hazard:  Inhalation produces slight toxic effects. Contact with dust irritates eyes and causes skin rash.  AMMONIUM PERSULFATE is a potent oxidizing agent. A powdered mixture with aluminum and water can explode. A mixture with sodium peroxide will explode if subjected to friction (crushing in a mortar), heating, or if a stream of carbon dioxide is passed over it. Acidic solutions dissolve iron violently.