Ammonium Tetrathiomolybdate

CAS 15060-55-6
Linear Formula: (NH4)2MoS4
MDL Number: MFCD00136013
EC No.: N/A

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Compound Formula H8MoN2S4
Molecular Weight 260.28
Appearance Red. green, purple, or black powder
Melting Point >300 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Monoisotopic Mass 261.86244
Exact Mass 261.86244
Charge -6

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Ammonium Tetrathiomolybdate is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.


Diammonium disulfido(dithioxo)molybdenum; Ammonium molybdenum sulfide; Diammonium tetrathioxomolybdate(2-); diammonium molybdenum tetrasulfide; Thiomolybdic acid, diammonium salt; Molybdate(2-), tetrathioxo-, diammonium, (T-4)-

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula (NH4)2MoS4
CAS 15060-55-6
Pubchem CID 10106661
MDL Number MFCD00136013
EC No. N/A
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
IUPAC Name diazanium; molybdenum; tetrasulfide
SMILES [S-2].[S-2].[S-2].[S-2].[Mo].[NH4+].[NH4+]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Mo.2H3N.4S/h;2*1H3;;;;/q;;;4*-2/p+2

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Products & Element Information


See more Molybdenum products. Molybdenum (atomic symbol: Mo, atomic number: 42) is a Block D, Group 6, Period 5 element with an atomic weight of 95.96. Molybdenum Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of molybdenum's shells is [2, 8, 18, 13, 1] and its electron configuration is [Kr] 4d5 5s1. The molybdenum atom has a radius of 139 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 209 pm. In its elemental form, molybdenum has a gray metallic appearance. Molybdenum was discovered by Carl Wilhelm in 1778 and first isolated by Peter Jacob Hjelm in 1781. Molybdenum is the 54th most abundant element in the earth's crust. Elemental MolybdenumIt has the third highest melting point of any element, exceeded only by tungsten and tantalum. Molybdenum does not occur naturally as a free metal, it is found in various oxidation states in minerals. The primary commercial source of molybdenum is molybdenite, although it is also recovered as a byproduct of copper and tungsten mining. The origin of the name Molybdenum comes from the Greek word molubdos meaning lead.


See more Sulfur products. Sulfur (or Sulphur) (atomic symbol: S, atomic number: 16) is a Block P, Group 16, Period 3 element with an atomic radius of 32.066. Sulfur Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Sulfur's shells is 2, 8, 6 and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s2 3p4. In its elemental form, sulfur has a light yellow appearance. The sulfur atom has a covalent radius of 105 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 180 pm. In nature, sulfur can be found in hot springs, meteorites, volcanoes, and as galena, gypsum, and epsom salts. Sulfur has been known since ancient times but was not accepted as an element until 1777, when Antoine Lavoisier helped to convince the scientific community that it was an element and not a compound.

Recent Research

Role of ytterbium-erbium co-doped gadolinium molybdate (Gd2(MoO4)3:Yb/Er) nanophosphors in solar cells., Jin, Xiao, Li Haiyang, Li Dongyu, Zhang Qin, Li Feng, Sun Weifu, Chen Zihan, and Li Qinghua , Opt Express, 2016 Sep 5, Volume 24, Issue 18, p.A1276-87, (2016)

Aligned MoOx /MoS2 Core-Shell Nanotubular Structures with a High Density of Reactive Sites Based on Self-Ordered Anodic Molybdenum Oxide Nanotubes., Jin, Bowen, Zhou Xuemei, Huang Li, Licklederer Markus, Yang Min, and Schmuki Patrik , Angew Chem Int Ed Engl, 2016 Sep 26, Volume 55, Issue 40, p.12252-12256, (2016)

Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches in Engineering 1 T Phase Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2 ): Towards Highly Catalytically Active Materials., Chua, Chun Kiang, Loo Adeline Huiling, and Pumera Martin , Chemistry, 2016 Sep 26, Volume 22, Issue 40, p.14336-41, (2016)

Molybdena deposited on titania by equilibrium deposition filtration: structural evolution of oxo-molybdenum(vi) sites with temperature., Tsilomelekis, George, Panagiotou George D., Stathi Panagiota, Kalampounias Angelos G., Bourikas Kyriakos, Kordulis Christos, Deligiannakis Yiannis, Boghosian Soghomon, and Lycourghiotis Alexis , Phys Chem Chem Phys, 2016 Sep 14, Volume 18, Issue 34, p.23980-9, (2016)

Oxidative Stress and Cell Apoptosis in Caprine Liver Induced by Molybdenum and Cadmium in Combination., Yang, Fan, Zhang Caiying, Zhuang Yu, Gu Xiaolong, Xiao Qingyang, Guo Xiaoquan, Hu Guoliang, and Cao Huabin , Biol Trace Elem Res, 2016 Sep, Volume 173, Issue 1, p.79-86, (2016)

Recovery of molybdenum, nickel and cobalt by precipitation from the acidic leachate of a mineral sludge., Vemic, M, Bordas F, Comte S, Guibaud G, Lens P N. L., and van Hullebusch E D. , Environ Technol, 2016 Sep, Volume 37, Issue 17, p.2231-42, (2016)

Molybdenum cofactor and isolated sulphite oxidase deficiencies: Clinical and molecular spectrum among Egyptian patients., Zaki, Maha S., Selim Laila, El-Bassyouni Hala T., Issa Mahmoud Y., Mahmoud Iman, Ismail Samira, Girgis Mariane, Sadek Abdelrahim A., Gleeson Joseph G., and Hamid Mohamed S. Abdel , Eur J Paediatr Neurol, 2016 Sep, Volume 20, Issue 5, p.714-22, (2016)

The H-bond network surrounding the pyranopterins modulates redox cooperativity in the molybdenum-bisPGD cofactor in arsenite oxidase., Duval, Simon, Santini Joanne M., Lemaire David, Chaspoul Florence, Russell Michael J., Grimaldi Stephane, Nitschke Wolfgang, and Schoepp-Cothenet Barbara , Biochim Biophys Acta, 2016 Sep, Volume 1857, Issue 9, p.1353-62, (2016)

Effect of molybdenum on structure, microstructure and mechanical properties of biomedical Ti-20Zr-Mo alloys., Kuroda, Pedro Akira Baza, Buzalaf Marília Afonso Rab, and Grandini Carlos Roberto , Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl, 2016 Oct 1, Volume 67, p.511-5, (2016)

Electrocatalytic determination of nitrite based on straw cellulose/molybdenum sulfide nanocomposite., Wang, Honggui, Wen Fangfang, Chen Yajie, Sun Ting, Meng Yao, and Zhang Ya , Biosens Bioelectron, 2016 Nov 15, Volume 85, p.692-7, (2016)

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