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Ammonium thiosulphate

EC / List no.: 231-982-0

CAS no.: 7783-18-8

Mol. formula: H8N2O3S2

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There is no harmonised classification and there are no notified hazards by manufacturers, importers or downstream users for this substance.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 10 000 - 100 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: fertilisers and photo-chemicals.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as reactive substance and outdoor use as reactive substance.

Article service life

ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment. ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or into which articles the substance might have been processed.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: fertilisers, pH regulators and water treatment products, adsorbents, metals, coating products, metal surface treatment products, non-metal-surface treatment products, hydraulic fluids, lubricants and greases, metal working fluids, photo-chemicals, water treatment chemicals and welding & soldering products.
This substance is used in the following areas: agriculture, forestry and fishing, printing and recorded media reproduction, health services and scientific research and development.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites and as processing aid.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners), outdoor use as reactive substance, indoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. cooling liquids in refrigerators, oil-based electric heaters) and outdoor use in close systems with minimal release (e.g. hydraulic liquids in automotive suspension, lubricants in motor oil and break fluids).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites, as processing aid, manufacturing of the substance, formulation in materials, in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as reactive substance and outdoor use as reactive substance.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: mining, formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging, agriculture, forestry and fishing, health services, printing and recorded media reproduction and municipal supply (e.g. electricity, steam, gas, water) and sewage treatment.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, pulp, paper and paper products, metals, fabricated metal products, electrical, electronic and optical equipment and machinery and vehicles.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites, as processing aid, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), of substances in closed systems with minimal release, manufacturing of the substance, formulation in materials and in the production of articles.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as reactive substance and outdoor use as reactive substance.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials, in processing aids at industrial sites, in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), as processing aid, as processing aid and of substances in closed systems with minimal release.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as reactive substance.

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