Ammonium peroxosulphate (short form APS, trade name ammonium persulfate) is the salt of
peroxodisulphuric acid. It is a strong oxidizer and radical donator for polymerisation. Due to its
high oxidation potential it can cause ignition under certain conditions. APS is highly soluble in
water, aqueous solutions show an acidic reaction and have limited stability (see
table 1 - 3)
The most important application for APS is in the water-based emulsion polymerisation of organic monomers in aqueous systems. The monomers are either sufficiently soluble in water and precipitate during polymerisation or polymerisation takes place in an aqueous emulsion of the monomers, as with styrene-butadiene and Acrylonitrile.
Other applications of APS
in the cosmetics industry as a booster for hair bleaches and an oxidizer in hair dyes
in the paper industry for re-pulping and de-inking
in order to recover metals and metal salts, for oxidative treatment of high grade metal ores
- in the photographic industry for regenerating bleaching baths for color stock
for the production of desinfectants
- in-situ decontamination of industrial areas: degradation of chlorinated hydrocarbons
On request we produce APS with an anti-caking agent.
Our standard packing is in 25 kg PE-bags or big bags (FIBC).
Please contact us for detailed application-recommendations.
For further data (stability, physiological properties, first aid, handling and storage) we refer to
our separate information and our material safety data sheet. Info Material
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