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Sulfamic Acid Is Widely Used

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Sulfanilic acid

Sulfanilic acid is an inorganic solid acid formed when the hydroxyl group of sulfuric acid is replaced by an amino group. The chemical formula is NH2SO3H and the molecular weight is 97.09. It is generally a white, odorless oblique-square sheet crystal with a relative density of 2.126 and a melting point of 205℃. It is soluble in water and liquid ammonia. It's relatively stable.

The aqueous solution of sulfamic acid has the same strong acidity as hydrochloric acid and sulfuric acid, so it is also called solid sulfuric acid, which has the characteristics of non-volatilization, no odor and little toxicity to the human body. The dust or solution is irritating to the eyes and skin and can cause burns. The maximum permissible concentration is 10 mg/ m3.

Sulfamic acid can be used to synthesize herbicides, fireproofing agents, sweeteners, preservatives, metal cleaning agents, etc. It is a common chemical raw material.

Application field

Cleaning agent

Sulfamic acid cleaning agent can be used in a wide range of boilers, condensers, heat exchangers, jackets and chemical pipes. Use it in breweries to remove layers of dirt from glass-lined tanks, POTS, open beer coolers, and beer kegs; Cleaning evaporators in enamel plants and equipment in paper mills; In the aspect of air conditioning, the rust and scale of cooling system and evaporative condenser can be removed; It can be used to remove seaweed and scale in seawater evaporator (distillation equipment), heat exchanger and brine heater; Can clean copper kettle, radiator, tableware washing mechanism, silver, toilet bowl, tile, food and milk processing equipment scale; It can remove proteins deposited on digesters, as well as deposits on disinfecting rubs used in fresh meat, vegetables, and cheese processing plants. The United States Department of Agriculture permits the use of sulfamic acid in fresh meat, poultry, rabbits, egg processing enterprises as an acid cleaning agent.

Textile industry

Sulfamic acid can be used as the elimination agent of excess nitrite in the diazotization reaction in the dye industry, the color fixing agent for textile dyeing, the formation of a fireproof layer on the textile, and can also be used to make yarn net agent and other additives in the textile industry.

Paper industry

Sulfamic acid can be used as a bleaching agent, which can reduce or eliminate the catalytic effect of heavy metal ions in the bleaching solution, so as to ensure the quality of the bleaching solution, reduce the oxidative degradation of metal ions on the fiber, and prevent the peeling reaction of the fiber, and improve the strength and whiteness of the pulp.

Petroleum industry

Sulfamic acid can be used to unblock the reservoir and increase the permeability of the reservoir. The sulfamic acid solution is injected into the carbonate reservoir, because sulfamic acid is easy to react with the reservoir rock, can avoid the reaction to form salt deposition, the treatment cost is slightly higher than that of hydrochloric acid, but the oil production is doubled. The United States uses potassium glycolate 48.5%, sulfamic acid 3.4%. The gypsum scale layer in oil well casing is cleaned with aqueous solution of wetting agent 0.1-3%, and the treatment time is about 30 hours.


Sulfamic acid and ammonium sulfamate were originally developed as herbicides. They are said to have toxic contact effects when applied directly to plants; When applied to the soil, it has a male killing effect.

In 1978, sulfamic acid was used in Guangdong Province in China to kill the male effect of rice, which was better than other salts. Spraying with 0.05% ~ 0.5% concentration, the kill rate reached 95% ~ 100%, but the efficacy was not stable enough and had drug damage. The herbicidal concentration of sulfamic acid, usually 75 g/L of active ingredient.

Galvanizing bath

Sulfamic acid is commonly used when gold-plated or alloy, and the plating solution of gold-plated, silver, gold-silver alloy contains sulfamic acid 60 ~ 170 g per liter of water. The typical electroplating solution of silver-plated women's clothing needle is 125 g sulfamic acid per liter of water, which can obtain a very bright surface silver plating. Alkali metal sulfamate, ammonium sulfamate or sulfamate can be used as conductive and buffering compounds in the new aqueous gold plating solution.

When the nickel plating waste liquid is recovered, the resin is adsorbed by cation exchange resin and then cleaned with amino acid to desorption the adsorbed resin and regenerate the resin. For example, the treatment of 400 ppmNi electroplating waste liquid, with 150 g/L of amino acid 50 ml, recovered (NH2SO3)2112 g/L, NiSO4148 g/L. In the repair of nickel-plated parts, nickel plating is required, and 100 g/L sulfamic acid can be used in its anode treatment. Before nickel plating, the nickel plating surface should be cleaned with 0.003 ~ 0.1 grams of sulfamic acid solution.

The content of sulfamic acid in copper plating solution is 3 ~ 20 L, the role of sulfamic acid is to make the coating fine and ductile, and its viscosity is high.

During iridium plating, NH2SO3H/Ir≥7, the obtained iridium coating has no cracks, the iridium layer is 15 microns thick, and the adhesive force is large. The product has good activity in automatic anti-pollution equipment.

When rhodium-rhenium alloy is plated on silverware and electrical components, the sulfasulfonic acid in the conductivity is 100 g/L, and when the coating thickness is ≤5 microns, it has high hardness and strong corrosion resistance, and the coating is very bright and beautiful.

The rhodium - rhenium electroplating layer on brass has high hardness and corrosion resistance, the electroplating solution contains sulfonic acid 100 g/L, concentrated sulfuric acid 50 g/L, rhodium (such as sulfate)2 g/L, rhenium (such as K3N(RuCl4H2O2)2) 0.05 g/L, at 65℃ and 1 ~ 2 A/decimeter 2 conditions, Deposition rate 3 ~ 4 mmol/min.

Italy has used lead sulfamate bath instead of fluorosilicic acid bath, which can reduce pollution. It has many uses in the anticorrosive aluminum industry. The product has good luster and excellent processing performance.

Chemical synthesis analysis

In organic synthesis, sulfamic acid is cheap, easy to obtain and stable solid acid, which has a good catalytic effect on the esterification reaction with acid, and does not corrode equipment. At the same time, it is also the raw material for the manufacture of synthetic sweeteners, herbicides, anti-flame agents, preservatives and so on. Products with a purity of more than 99.9% can also be used as a standard solution for acids when alkali titration is performed.


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