Ammonium Persulphate

Ammonium Persulphate is an inorganic compound with the formula (NH4)2S2O8, it is a strong oxidising agent.

CAS number

  • 7727-54-0

Typical Uses

  • A strong oxidising agent used in polymer chemistry as a radical initiator, used in the cleaning industry and in bleaching hair products or textile dyes.
  • Sometimes used for mine fracturing by the oil and gas industry.
  • It has been known to be used in commercial food preservation.

Other names

Ammonium peroxidisulphate


  • White, crystalline, with light green fluorescence.
  • Highly soluble in water.
  • Density of 1.98 g/ml (20°C)

Packaging Type

  • Bags

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