Ammonium Fluoride

CAS #: 12125-01-8

Synonyms:  Neutral Ammonium Fluoride

Uses: Flourides, analytical chemistry, antiseptic in brewing, etching glass, textile mordant, wood preservation, mothproofing

Hazard:  Inhalation of dust may cause irritation of respiratory system. Ingestion is harmful; readily soluble fluorides may be fatal if relatively small quantities are swallowed. Contact with eyes causes local irritation of the mucous membrane. Contact with skin may cause burns. High concs. of fluorine in the urine have been reported following skin contact.  Salts, basic, such as AMMONIUM FLUORIDE, 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.