Ammonium thiosulfate is a slightly toxic, inorganic, white, inorganic compound. Exposure can cause skin and eye irritation. Extended exposure may irritate the respiratory system.
Ammonium thiosulfate is non-flammable with an ammonia odor, is readily soluble in water, slightly soluble in acetone and insoluble in ethanol and diethyl ether.
The crystalline compound is used in photography for the development of film as a rapid photographic fixer that acts more quickly than sodium thiosulfate fixers. It is also used in the presence of copper as a catalyst in the leaching of gold and silver. When mixed with water ammonium thiosulfate can be used as a fertilizer and as an additive to coal-waste mixtures to reduce formation of dangerous dioxins and furans.
Ammonium Thiosulfate is available for shipping throughout the continental United States with a six-to-seven (6-7) week lead time, but is subject to change based on availability. Please call (401) 360-2800 for details. Ammonium Thiosulfate is a liquid product, packaged in drums.