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, ABC, Ammonium Bicarbonate
Chemical Formula
NH4HCO3
CAS Number
1066-33-7

Characteristics

Molar Weight
79.055g/mol
Melting Point
41.9 °C
Density
1.586 g/cm3
Forms
Crystals, Powder, White

Uses and Applications

Key applications

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

Industries

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