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Ammonium Persulfate (NH₄)₂S₂O₈

Ammonium persulfate (NH₄)₂S₂O₈ is a white, odorless, crystalline powder that is a powerful oxidizing agent. Ammonium persulfate can be a hazardous material if not handled properly. It can cause skin irritation and eye damage upon contact, and its dust can be explosive when exposed to a spark or flame. Therefore, proper safety measures should always be taken when working with ammonium persulfate.
Typical Applications

Ammonium persulfate is used in the polymer industry as a radical initiator for polymerizing various monomers, such as styrene, acrylates, and vinyl acetate. It can also be used as a bleaching agent for hair dyes and as a polymer stabilizer.
In electronics, it is commonly used as an etchant for printed circuit boards (PCBs) and a cleaning agent for metal surfaces prior to electroplating. It also has uses as a hydraulic fracturing viscosity breaker.

Packaging Options

25 kg Plastic Film Bags


Ammonium Persulfate TSCA (SARA Title III) Status: Listed. For further information, please call the EPA, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) at 202-564-2902
Ammonium Persulfate CAS Number: 7727-54-0
Ammonium Persulfate UN Number: 1444

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