Chemistry:Ammonium cerium(IV) sulfate

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Ammonium cerium(IV) sulfate
3D model (JSmol)
Molar mass 632.55 g/mol
Appearance Orange-colored solid
Melting point 130 °C (266 °F; 403 K)
soluble in water
Main hazards Irritant
GHS pictograms GHS07: Harmful
GHS Signal word Warning
H315, H319, H335
P261, P262, P264, P280, P302+352, P305+351+338, P314, P362, P332+313, P337+313[1]
NFPA 704 (fire diamond)
Flammability code 1: Must be pre-heated before ignition can occur. Flash point over 93 °C (200 °F). E.g. canola oilHealth code 2: Intense or continued but not chronic exposure could cause temporary incapacitation or possible residual injury. E.g. chloroformReactivity (yellow): no hazard codeSpecial hazard OX: Oxidizer. E.g. potassium perchlorateNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Related compounds
Related compounds
Cerium(IV) sulfate, Ceric ammonium nitrate
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Ammonium cerium(IV) sulfate is an inorganic compound with the formula (NH4)4Ce(SO4)4·2H2O. It is an orange-colored solid. It is a strong oxidant, the potential for reduction is about +1.44V. Cerium(IV) sulfate is a related compound.


A crystallographic study shows that the compound contains the Ce2(SO4)88− anion, where the cerium atoms are 9 coordinated by oxygen atoms belonging to sulfate groups, in a distorted tricapped trigonal prism. The compound is thus sometimes formulated as (NH4)8[Ce2(SO4)8]·4H2O.[2]

Structure of the [Ce2(SO4)8]8− ion in the crystal structure of ammonium cerium(IV) sulfate dihydrate


  1. "Cerium(IV) Ammonium Sulfate Dihydrate". American Elements. Retrieved September 13, 2018. 
  2. Shan, Y.; Huang, S. D. (1998). "(NH4)8[Ce2(SO4)8]•4H2O". Acta Crystallographica Section C 54 (12): 1744–1745. doi:10.1107/S0108270198007057. ISSN 0108-2701. PMID 9921692.