CHEBI:62947 - ammonium acetate

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ChEBI Name ammonium acetate
ChEBI ID CHEBI:62947
Definition An ammonium salt obtained by reaction of ammonia with acetic acid. A deliquescent white crystalline solid, it has a relatively low melting point (114°C) for a salt. Used as a food acidity regulator, although no longer approved for this purpose in the EU.
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Submitter Vincent J Fazio
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Formula C2H7NO2
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 77.08250
Monoisotopic Mass 77.048
InChI InChI=1S/C2H4O2.H3N/c1-2(3)4;/h1H3,(H,3,4);1H3
InChIKey USFZMSVCRYTOJT-UHFFFAOYSA-N
SMILES [NH4+].CC([O-])=O
Roles Classification
Chemical Role(s): buffer
Any substance or mixture of substances that, in solution (typically aqueous), resists change in pH upon addition of small amounts of acid or base.
Biological Role(s): food acidity regulator
A food additive that is used to change or otherwise control the acidity or alkalinity of foods. They may be acids, bases, neutralising agents or buffering agents.
Application(s): food acidity regulator
A food additive that is used to change or otherwise control the acidity or alkalinity of foods. They may be acids, bases, neutralising agents or buffering agents.
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Outgoing ammonium acetate (CHEBI:62947) has role buffer (CHEBI:35225)
ammonium acetate (CHEBI:62947) has role food acidity regulator (CHEBI:64049)
ammonium acetate (CHEBI:62947) is a acetate salt (CHEBI:59230)
ammonium acetate (CHEBI:62947) is a ammonium salt (CHEBI:47704)
IUPAC Name
ammonium acetate
Synonyms Sources
acetic acid, ammonium salt ChemIDplus
AcONH4 ChEBI
ammonium ethanoate ChEBI
azanium acetate IUPAC
CH3CO2NH4 ChEBI
CH3COONH4 ChEBI
E 264 ChEBI
E-264 ChEBI
E264 ChEBI
INS No. 264 ChEBI
NH4OAc ChEBI
Database Link Database
Ammonium_acetate Wikipedia
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Registry Numbers Types Sources
10774525 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
3564799 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
631-61-8 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
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Last Modified
07 April 2014