Ammonium Fluoride (Avantor, 0702-05, CMOS 40% 7LB)
This inorganic compound forms into odorless, colorless crystals, which form similarly to ice. It has a sharp saline taste, and it is highly soluble in water. Ammonium fluoride is also non-combustible and is corrosive to aluminum.
One of the primary uses for this compound is to preserve wood. Other applications include chemical analysis, in which both the neutral and acidic varieties can be employed. Because of its ability to etch glass and other silicates, ammonium fluoride cannot be held in glass vials or tubes. Finally, this chemical is also found in the food industry as an antiseptic agent in breweries.
Ammonium fluoride in its natural state is highly toxic to humans, and it can have a corrosive effect on the skin and the eyes. Characteristics of direct contact include rashes, inflammation, itching, and occasionally blistering. If ingested in high doses, it can be fatal.
Although not combustible, if ammonium fluoride is burned it produces hazardous fumes and could lead to respiratory problems such as inflammation and coughing.