About Ammonium Sulfates

Ammonium Sulfate Formula Diagram (NH4)2SO4

Ammonium Sulfates are double salts in the class of alums, compounds which contain a monovalent cation such as ammonium and a multivalent metal ion such as aluminum. Many alums occur in various hydrated forms as various rare minerals, but they are generally produced synthetically for commercial use. Many alums have common names: ammonium aluminum sulfate is often referred to as ammonium alum or just alum, ammonium iron(III) sulfate is sometimes known as iron alum, and ammonium iron(II) sulfate is known as Mohr’s salt.

Ammonium alum is an inexpensive and nontoxic chemical with many niche applications, including in water purification, vegetable glues, porcelain cements, deodorants, and textile finishing applications. Iron alum finds similar uses as aluminum alum, and additionally has been used as an etching agent and a reagent in organic synthesis. Mohr’s salt acquired its name from the German chemist Karl Friedrich Mohr, who worked extensively with the salt in his work improving the methodology of titration in the 19th century, and it remains a common chemical laboratory reagent.

Recent Research & Development for Ammonium Sulfates

Optical properties investigation of the reactions between methylglyoxal and glycine/ammonium sulfate., Gao, Yan, and Zhang Yunhong , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2019 May 15, Volume 215, p.112-121, (2019)

SERS detection of urea and ammonium sulfate adulterants in milk with coffee ring effect., Hussain, Abid, Sun Da-Wen, and Pu Hongbin , Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess, 2019 Jun, Volume 36, Issue 6, p.851-862, (2019)

Chemical reaction between sodium pyruvate and ammonium sulfate in aerosol particles and resultant sodium sulfate efflorescence., Yang, Hui, Wang Na, Pang Shu-Feng, Zheng Chuan-Ming, and Zhang Yun-Hong , Chemosphere, 2019 Jan, Volume 215, p.554-562, (2019)

Hygroscopicity and Compositional Evolution of Atmospheric Aerosols Containing Water-Soluble Carboxylic Acid Salts and Ammonium Sulfate: Influence of Ammonium Depletion., Wang, Na, Jing Bo, Wang Pan, Wang Zhen, Li Jiarong, Pang Shufeng, Zhang Yunhong, and Ge Maofa , Environ Sci Technol, 2019 Apr 12, (2019)

Effects of ozone and ammonium sulfate on cauliflower: Emphasis on the interaction between plants and insect herbivores., Agathokleous, Evgenios, WaiLi Yu, Ntatsi Georgia, Konno Kotaro, Saitanis Costas J., Kitao Mitsutoshi, and Koike Takayoshi , Sci Total Environ, 2019 Apr 01, Volume 659, p.995-1007, (2019)

Protective Effects of β-Carotene Against Ammonium Sulfate Toxicity: Biochemical and Histopathological Approach in Mice Model., Acar, Ali, Yalçın Emine, and Çavuşoğlu Kültigin , J Med Food, 2018 Oct 06, (2018)

Behavioral effects of long-term oral administration of aluminum ammonium sulfate in male and female C57BL/6J mice., Shoji, Hirotaka, Irino Yasuhiro, Yoshida Masaru, and Miyakawa Tsuyoshi , Neuropsychopharmacol Rep, 2018 Mar, Volume 38, Issue 1, p.18-36, (2018)

Ammonium Sulfate Fractionation of Antibodies., Fishman, Jordan B., and Berg Eric A. , Cold Spring Harb Protoc, 2018 Jun 01, Volume 2018, Issue 6, p.pdb.prot099119, (2018)

Abundant plasma protein depletion using ammonium sulfate precipitation and Protein A affinity chromatography., Pringels, Lentel, Broeckx Valérie, Boonen Kurt, Landuyt Bart, and Schoofs Liliane , J Chromatogr B Analyt Technol Biomed Life Sci, 2018 Jul 01, Volume 1089, p.43-59, (2018)

Molecular Study of Resistance of Staphylococcus aureus to Antiseptic Quaternary Ammonium Sulfate., Zaki, Maysaa El Sayed, Bastawy Samah, and Montasser Karim , J Glob Antimicrob Resist, 2018 Dec 12, (2018)

Formation and Evolution of aqSOA from Aqueous-Phase Reactions of Phenolic Carbonyls: Comparison between Ammonium Sulfate and Ammonium Nitrate Solutions., Huang, Dan Dan, Zhang Qi, H Y Cheung Heidi, Yu Lu, Zhou Shan, Anastasio Cort, Smith Jeremy D., and Chan Chak K. , Environ Sci Technol, 2018 Aug 21, Volume 52, Issue 16, p.9215-9224, (2018)

Phase Behavior of Ammonium Sulfate with Organic Acid Solutions in Aqueous Aerosol Mimics Using Microfluidic Traps., Nandy, Lucy, and Dutcher Cari S. , J Phys Chem B, 2018 04 05, Volume 122, Issue 13, p.3480-3490, (2018)

Separation and Enrichment of Lectin from Zihua Snap-Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) Seeds by PEG 600-Ammonium Sulfate Aqueous Two-Phase System., Jiang, Bin, Yuan Yongqiang, Zhang Xiaoqing, Feng Zhibiao, and Liu Chunhong , Molecules, 2017 Sep 22, Volume 22, Issue 10, (2017)

Separation of polysaccharides from Spirulina platensis by HSCCC with ethanol-ammonium sulfate ATPS and their antioxidant activities., Wu, Xueyan, Li Ruichang, Zhao Yongjie, and Liu Yang , Carbohydr Polym, 2017 Oct 01, Volume 173, p.465-472, (2017)