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Ammonium Carbonate



CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Pharmaceutic aid


Chemical Name

Carbonic acid, monoammonium salt (ammonium bicarbonate), mixture with ammonium carbamate; with varying proportions of the components

Foreign Names

  • Ammonii carbonas (Latin)
  • Ammoniumcarbonat (German)
  • Carbonate d'ammonium (French)
  • Carbonato de Amonio (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Ammonii hydrogencarbonas et carbamas (IS)
  • Ammonium carbonicum (IS)
  • E 503 (IS)
  • Hartshorn (IS)
  • Hirschhornsalz (IS)
  • Ammonii carbonas (PH: Ph. Franç. 11)
  • Ammonium Carbonate (PH: NF 33)
  • Carbonate d'ammonium (PH: Ph. Franç. 11)

Brand Name

  • Bronchial Cough Mixture (Ammonium Carbonate and Ammonium Chloride, + Guaifenesin)
    The Boots Company, United Kingdom


ISInofficial Synonym
NFThe National Formulary (USA)
PHPharmacopoeia Name

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