Ammonium acetate is a chemical compound with the formula CH3COONH4 (or C2H4O2.NH3 or C2H7NO2). It is a white solid, which can be derived from the reaction of ammonia and acetic acid. As the salt of a weak acid and a weak base, ammonium acetate has a number of distinctive properties.
Pharmaceutical Applications: Ammonium Acetate is used as a basic starting raw material and reactant in agricultural pesticides, herbicides, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), and other specific pharmaceuticals where a two-carbon group for synthesis is desired.
Other Specialty Fine/Chemical Applications: Ammonium Acetate is used as an acidifier in textile dyes and hair dyes. The material is also used as a buffer in topical personal care and cosmetic products such as shampoos, conditioners, skin lotions, etc.