Ammonium Octamolybdate

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Working closely with several producer principals around the world, quality, consistency and reliability are all important watchwords for LCR ensuring that our customers return again and again.

Our experienced, friendly and knowledgeable staff at LCR are familiar with relevant legislation, transport procedures and documentation including REACH, SDSs and ADR.

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Ammonium octamolybdate (AOM) is a chemical compound that plays a critical role in various industrial and chemical applications. Its chemical formula is (NH4)4Mo8O26, which reflects its composition of ammonium ions and molybdate anions. This article delves into the properties of AOM, its production, and its diverse uses across different sectors.

Chemical Properties and Production

Ammonium octamolybdate is characterized by its crystalline structure and high solubility in water, which makes it adaptable for various uses. Typically, it appears as a white crystalline powder, although its physical appearance can vary depending on the specific conditions of its synthesis.

The production of AOM usually involves the reaction of molybdenum trioxide (MoO3) with ammonia and water. This process yields a compound that is stable under normal conditions but can decompose upon heating, releasing ammonia and leaving behind molybdenum oxide.

Applications of Ammonium Octamolybdate

1. Fire Retardancy

One of the primary applications of AOM is as a flame retardant. It is widely used in plastics, textiles, and coatings to enhance fire resistance. The effectiveness of AOM as a fire retardant lies in its ability to release water vapor when heated, which helps to cool the material and reduce the spread of flames.

2. Catalysis

AOM serves as a catalyst in various chemical reactions. It is particularly significant in the petrochemical industry, where it catalyzes the removal of sulfur from petroleum products. This desulfurization process is crucial for producing cleaner fuels that comply with environmental regulations.

3. Corrosion Inhibition

In the field of corrosion protection, AOM is used as a corrosion inhibitor, particularly in metals. It helps to prevent the oxidation of metal surfaces, thereby extending the life of metal structures and components exposed to corrosive environments.

4. Pigment Production

Ammonium octamolybdate is also used in the production of pigments. It provides a source of molybdenum for pigments that are used in ceramics, paints, and plastics, offering color stability and resistance to fading.

5. Electronics

In electronics manufacturing, AOM is used in the production of semiconductors and other electronic components. It serves as a dopant to modify the electrical properties of semiconductor materials, which is crucial for enhancing the performance of electronic devices.

Environmental and Safety Considerations

While AOM is useful in many applications, handling and usage come with safety considerations. It is essential to manage exposure and implement safety measures, such as using appropriate personal protective equipment and ensuring good ventilation in work areas.

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London Chemicals & Resources Ltd (LCR) is an international distributor, stockist and supplier of industrial inorganic chemicals. We hold several agencies and serve a global customer base both directly and via a network of local agents. LCR is committed to providing efficient service and competitive pricing to all customers.

Raw materials are supplied for a wide range of applications including the battery, catalyst, ceramic, fertiliser, glass, plating, refinery, superalloy and other industries. Our materials are usually packed in drums or bags in accordance with UN, CLP and other applicable local and international regulations.

Who Are We?

London Chemicals & Resources Ltd (LCR) operates globally, processing non-ferrous metal-containing secondaries and distributing a range of metal salts and alloys which, in many cases, are recycled from these secondaries.

We hold exclusive agencies from Full Yield Industry Co Limited based in Taiwan and AGR-CR based in Spain. LCR source more than 90% of the spent catalysts and other feedstocks processed at Full Yield and represent them exclusively for sales of vanadium, molybdenum and nickel chemicals.

We also represent a completely new processing plant; AGR-CR treating spent catalysts and other secondaries and scheduled to start commercial operations in Q1, 2020. LCR offers commercially competitive recycling options with an emphasis on environmentally sound management. Our experienced, friendly and knowledgeable staff are familiar with relevant legislation, transport procedures and documentation including trans-frontier notifications; REACH, SDSs and ADR. Quality, consistency and reliability are all important watchwords for LCR ensuring that our customers return again and again.

We are regularly purchasing and recycling secondaries containing cobalt, copper, molybdenum, nickel, tungsten, vanadium and zinc found typically in boiler ashes and slags, catalysts spent – unused or out of date, drosses, dusts, filter cakes, furnace dust, galvanic solution residues, grindings and grinding sludges, metallics, shavings, metal powders, picking solutions, plating sludges, production wastes, residues, skimmings, sludges, wastewater treatment residues.

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