Ammonium Chloride

Ammonium Chloride Overview

Ammonium chloride is an acidic inorganic compound. It appears as a white, fine crystalline powder that is odourless and highly soluble in water.

Ammonium chloride is manufactured as a by-product from several chemical processes, in particular from the Solvay process (used to produce sodium carbonate). It can also be manufactured directly from the reaction between ammonia and hydrogen chloride or hydrochloric acid.

In nature it found in volcanic regions near fume-releasing vents, where it is referred to as 'sal ammoniac'.

Its main uses are in fertilisers and metalwork.  Benco is able to supply treated and untreated tech grades and food grade ammonium chloride.

Ammonium Chloride Applications 
Ammonium Chloride is an important technical salt. It has a diverse range of applications in industry, agriculture and medicine:
• Used as a flux in metalwork, in preparation for tin coating, galvanization
  or soldering. It cleans the metal surface by reacting with metal oxides.
• Used as an expectorant in cough medicine.
• Used as a systemic acidifying agent in treatment of severe metabolic
  alkalosis and other conditions.
• Used as a food additive E510 (e.g. flavouring in vodka and liquorice) and
  as a yeast nutrient in bread making.
• Used as a nitrogen source in fertilizers.
• Used as an acidity regulator in animal feed. 
• Ingredient in pyrotechnics and fireworks.
• Used in the formulation of household and personal care products, such as
  shampoos, soaps and cosmetics.
• Used in the production of dry-cell batteries as an electrolyte.
• Additive for dyeing of textiles and the tanning of leather.

Packaging & Shipping

Benco can ship throughout the United States and Canada in 55lb bags and big bags.