What is 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.

  • Synonyms: E503, Ammonium Hydrogen Carbonate, Baking soda, Bicarbonate of Ammonia, Powdered Baking Ammonia
  • INCI: Ammonium Bicarbonate
  • Chemical Formula: NH4HCO3
  • CAS Number: 1066-33-7

Product Specifications

Chemical Formula NH4HCO3
CAS Number 1066-33-7
Molar Weight 79.055g/mol
Specific Gravity 1.75
Melting Point 41.9°C
Forms White crystals
Grades Food Technical Pharma

Uses and Applications for Ammonium Bicarbonate

Key Applications

  • Baking
  • Detergents
  • Leather processing
  • Mining
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastics
  • Polish
  • Rubber


  • Water Treatment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Polymers
  • Pharma
  • Cleaning
  • Lubricants
  • Cosmetics
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Coatings & Construction

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