Title: Ammonium Mandelate
CAS Registry Number: 530-31-4
CAS Name: a-Hydroxybenzeneacetic acid monoammonium salt
Additional Names: mandelic acid ammonium salt
Molecular Formula: C8H11NO3
Molecular Weight: 169.18
Percent Composition: C 56.79%, H 6.55%, N 8.28%, O 28.37%
Line Formula: C6H5CH(OH)COONH4
Literature References: Prepd from mandelic acid and NH3 or excess of strong NH3-water: Tabern et al., US 2220692 (1941 to Abbott); Baker, US 2209314 (1941 to Squibb).
Properties: Very deliquescent, cryst powder; odorless or with slight odor; discolors in light. Very sol in water, sparingly in alc. The aq soln is slightly acid to litmus. Keep tightly closed and protected from light.
Therap-Cat: Anti-infective (urinary).
Therap-Cat-Vet: Has been used as a urinary antiseptic.