Hydroxylamine

Hydroxylamine is a nitrogen containing base whose chemical formula is NH2OH, and is therefore a close relative of the compound ammonia. It is a powerful reducing agent and is used in organic chemical synthesis. At room temperature it is ordinarily a colorless crystalline compound. Industrially, it is made by a modified reduction of nitric acid, and the product is a volatile, unstable solution of hydroxylamine in water. Hydroxylamines may act as both primary and secondary antioxidants, providing processing stability, comparable to phenol/phosphite systems. In addition, they provide excellent light stability when used in combination with hindered amines and are resistant to gas-fade discoloration.

Hydroxylamine tends to be explosive, and the nature of the hazard is not entirely understood. At least two factories dealing in hydroxylamine have been destroyed since 1999 with appreciable loss of life. It is known, however, that ferrous and ferric iron accelerate the decomposition of hydroxylamine in 50 percent solution. Consequently, hydroxylamine and its derivatives are more safely handled in the form of salts.

We can supply hydroxylamine hydrochloride and hydroxylamine sulfate of different grade.