Ammonium dichromate

Ammonium dichromate is the inorganic compound with the formula (NH4)2Cr2O7. In this compound, as in all chromates and dichromates, chromium is in a +6 oxidation state, commonly known as hexavalent chromium. It is a salt consisting of ammonium ions and dichromate ions. Ammonium dichromate is sometimes known as Vesuvian Fire, because of its use in demonstrations of tabletop "volcanoes". However, this demonstration has become unpopular in schools due to the compound's carcinogenic nature. Wikipedia

Substance Data

Source: TOXNET (HSDB, 24.10.2018)



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Emergency Response Guide No. 141

Data from the Hazardous Materials Table

Source: 49 CFR §172 (2018/07)

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(4) Identification number Help

UN 1439

(5) Packing Group Help


(6) Labels Help

Oxidizers (5.1)

(7) Special Provisions (§172.102) Help

Special provisions may be very complex. The extracts are taken from 49 CFR §172.102. Please be careful with the information, as necessary, additional conditions may be applied that are not written here. Please check the original source and report bugs.

(8) Packing Authorizations (§173.***) Help

(8A) Exceptions152see 49 CFR §173.152
(8B) Non-bulk212see 49 CFR §173.212
(8C) Bulk242see 49 CFR §173.242

(9) Quantity Limits Help

(9A) Passenger aircraft/rail5 kg
(9B) Cargo aircraft only25 kg

(10) Vessel stowage Help

(10A) Location
(10B) Other

Segregation Chart for Load, Transport, Storage

In this table a statement is contained for each hazard class whether the loading, transport or storage with other hazard classes is allowed, is not permitted or is restricted. The table is based on U.S.-Code 49 CFR §177.848.

red May not be loaded, transported, or stored together in the same transport vehicle or storage facility.
green Load, transport, storage together is not restricted.
yellow Load, transport, storage together is allowed under restrictions.

Substances with similar name

UN-NumberNameHazard Class
Ammonium bifluoride solution, see Ammonium hydrogen difluoride, solution
UN 1439Ammonium dichromate5.1
UN 1843Ammonium dinitro-o-cresolate, solid6.1
UN 2854Ammonium fluorosilicate6.1
Ammonium fulminateForbidden
UN 1727Ammonium hydrogendifluoride, solid8
Ammonium hydrosulfide, solution, see Ammonium sulfide solution
UN 2426Ammonium nitrate, liquid (hot concentrated solution)5.1
UN 0222Ammonium nitrate, with more than 0.2 percent combustible substances, including any organic substance calculated as carbon, to the exclusion of any other added substance1.1D
UN 1942Ammonium nitrate, with not more than 0.2% combustible substances, including any organic substance calculated as carbon, to the exclusion of any other added substance5.1
NA 0331Ammonium nitrate-fuel oil mixture containing only prilled ammonium nitrate and fuel oil1.5D
UN 2067Ammonium nitrate based fertilizer5.1
UN 3375Ammonium nitrate emulsion or Ammonium nitrate suspension or Ammonium nitrate gel, intermediate for blasting explosives5.1
UN 0402Ammonium perchlorate1.1D
UN 1310Ammonium picrate, wetted with not less than 10 percent water, by mass4.1
UN 2818Ammonium polysulfide, solution8
Di-(beta-nitroxyethyl) ammonium nitrateForbidden
UN 2687Dicyclohexylammonium nitrite4.1
UN 1630Mercury ammonium chloride6.1
UN 2863Sodium ammonium vanadate6.1
Tetraethylammonium perchlorate (dry)Forbidden
UN 1835Tetramethylammonium hydroxide solution8
UN 1512Zinc ammonium nitrite5.1