Ammonium hydroxide supplied in solution [NH3(aq)] with approximately 28-30% NH3; it appears as a colorless liquid, free from suspended matter or sediment. Aqueous ammonia is used in the laboratory most often as a complexant and base in inorganic analysis. Can also dissolve silver residues. With copper(II) solutions, gives a deep blue coloration. Ammonium hydroxide has also been used as an alternative for decalcifying bone specimens prior to histological examination.
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Soluble in water.
Store at room temperature
38-100° C at 760 mmHg
0.9 g/mL at 25° C (lit.)
For Research Use Only. Not Intended for Diagnostic or Therapeutic Use.
UN 2672, Class 8, Packing group III
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Various publications cite the use of AmmoniumVarious publications cite the use of Ammonium hydroxide solution as a complexant and base in inorganic analysis. Can also dissolve silver residues. -SCBT Publication Review
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