What is Ammonium Persulphate

Ammonium persulfate is widely used in making hair bleaches for the cosmetics industry. The chemical industry uses it to commercially produce dyes, while the oil and gas industry uses it for exploration and for mine fracturing. It also plays a role in commercial food preservation, the decolorisation, bleaching, and deodorisation of cooking oils, and as a wheat ripener.

  • Synonyms: Ammonium Peroxydisulfate, APS, Ammonium Salt, Diammonium Peroxydisulphate, Diammonium Salt, Peroxydisulfuric Acid
  • INCI: Ammonium Persulphate
  • Chemical Formula: (NH4)2S2O8
  • CAS Number: 7727-54-0

Product Specifications

Chemical Formula (NH4)2S2O8
CAS Number 7727-54-0
Molar Weight 228.19g/mol
Specific Gravity 1.982
Melting Point 120°C
Forms White to yellowish crystals
Grades Technical
Variations 99% Crystals

Uses and Applications for Ammonium Persulphate

Key Applications

  • Copper cleaning
  • Electronics
  • Etching
  • Oxidizing agent
  • Cosmetics
  • Medicines
  • Dyes


  • Water Treatment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Polymers
  • Pharma
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Rubber
  • Cosmetics
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Coatings & Construction

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