Ammonium carbonate

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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ammonium carbonicum; carbonated ammonium; CAS No 506-87-6; salt of the hartshorn

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Ammonium carbonate is a colourless to white salt that forms hard and water-soluble crystals or powder. Ammonium carbonates are salts of carbonic acid and carbamic acid.

Field of application/use
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Food additive (E 503); the substance is used among others in:

  • raising agent, acidity regulator
  • Baking Powder
  • Cocoa products
  • Coffee and cocoa substitute products

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020