- Ammonium aminoformate
Colorless, rhombic crystals. Ammonia odor.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
492 (51 C)
Odor Threshold Odor threshold <5 ppm
1.38 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Heat of combustion
Hazards and Protection.
Store at cool temperatures.
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber gloves, safety glasses normal protective gear.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Build dikes to contain flow as necessary. Apply water spray or mist to knock down vapors. Vapor knockdown water is corrosive or toxic and should be diked for containment. Land spill: Dig a pit, pond, lagoon, holding area to contain liquid or solid material. Cover solids with a plastic sheet to prevent dissolving in rain or fire fighting water. Water spill: Neutralize with dilute acid.
Gradually loses ammonia in the air changing to ammonium carbonate.
Incompatible with strong acids and bases, and especially
Decomposes in air, changing to ammonium carbonate. Decomposition in hot water.
Upper exp. limit, %
Lower exp. limit, %
Extinguish fire using agent suitable for type of surrounding fire. (Material itself does not burn or burns with difficulty.)
Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
Moderate fire and explosion hazards when exposed to heat or flame
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Increases in blood pressure and pulse have been reported. An altered mental status (coma) may be seen, but is not characteristic unless hypoxemia occurs. Seizures may occur with extensive absorption. No data were available to assess the teratogenic potential of this agent. <br>Decreased egg production has occurred in experimental animals. Ammonia crosses the ovine placental barrier. <br>No data were available to assess the potential effects of exposure to this agent during lactation. <br>No information about possible male reproductive effects was found in available references.
Nausea and vomiting occur frequently following ingestion. Swelling of the lips, mouth, and larynx, and oral or esophageal burns may occur if concentrated ammonia solutions are ingested.
TOXIC; inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact with material may cause severe injury or death. Effects of contact or inhalation may be delayed.
Concentrated ammonia may produce liquifaction necrosis and deep penetrating burns.
Seek medical assistance.
Remove to fresh air.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician should examine the area if irritation or pain persists.
Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.
USCG CHRIS Code
2924 19 00
Std. Transport #