Food Additives
Ammonium carbonate

Ammonium carbonate

CAS No.:506-87-6
Specification:Tech Grade
Port of loading:Shanghai ; Qindao;Tianjin
Min. Order:5MT

Item Specification Tested datas
Appearance Colorless semi-transparent crystal or crystalline powder Colorless semi-transparent crystal,flaky
Nh%  ≥ 40 42
Clarity ≤ 5 3
Water insoluble % ≤ 0.001 0.0004
Residue on ignition % ≤ 0.001 0.0003
Cl % ≤ 0.0001 0.00003
So4 % ≤ 0.0005 0.0003
Fe % ≤ 0.0005 0.0003
Heavy metal(pb) % ≤ 0.0001 0.00001

Ammonium carbonate may be used as a leavening agent in traditional recipes, It was the precursor to today's more commonly used baking powder.

It also serves as an acidity regulator and has the E number E503. It can be replaced with baking powder, but this may affect both the taste and texture of the finished product. It is also used as an emetic.

It is also found in smokeless tobacco products, such as Skoal, and it is used in aqueous solution as a photographic lens cleaning agent, such as Eastman Kodak's "Kodak Lens Cleaner."