Ammonium Bicarbonate

An inorganic compound, it is used in the food industry as a raising agent for flat baked goods, such as cookies and crackers. It also has uses as a fertiliser, pH buffer, and reagent in chemical laboratories. Some other uses in the industry are for the manufacture of dyes, pharmaceuticals, catalysts, ceramics, fire-retardants, plastics and other products.


Molar Weight79.055g/mol
Melting Point41.9 °C
Density1.586 g/cm3
FormsCrystals, Powder, White

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Baking
  • Plastics and polymers
  • Leather processing
  • Water treatment
  • Polishing and cleaning
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Detergent
  • Rubber
  • Zinc ore / mining


  • Pharma
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Polymers
  • Cosmetics
  • Water Treatment
  • Food
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Agrobusiness

Synonyms: E503, Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate, Baking soda, Bicarbonate of Ammonia, Powdered Baking Ammonia, ABC, Ammonium Bicarbonate

Chemical Formula: NH4HCO3

CAS Number: 1066-33-7