What is Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate?

Several mining firms use Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate or Dithiophosphate BA to recover valuable minerals such as silver, platinum, and gold. It has good foaming properties and is an efficient collector of non-ferrous metallic minerals. Its main ingredient, Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate, is very soluble in water and has no odor. It is particularly effective in the flotation of antimony and nickel sulfide minerals and nickel sulfide minerals with poor flotation properties.

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Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate

 

What is Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate used for?

Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate is used mainly as a mining component:

  • It is effectively utilized as a flotation agent of nonferrous metallic minerals like copper, zinc sulfide (activated), silver, polymetallic ores, and lead
  • It can be used to enhance the separation process of pyrite and chalcopyrite
  • It is employed as flotation of iron sulfide activated.
  • It is found to be helpful in the recovery of platinum, gold, and silver.
  • It dibutyl dithiophosphate can be used as lubricants or lubricant additives.

 

What is the Chemical Formula of Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate?

Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate is a stable organic chemical that contains a neutralized dithio-acid. Its chemical formula is C8H22NO2PS2.

 

Is Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate harmful to life?

Due to its ammonia component, Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate is classified as a hazardous chemical and must be prepared in a well-facilitated area. Usage in large quantities requires proper handling as it may pose a threat to human life. Direct exposure to Dithiophosphate BA may cause severe eye and skin irritation.  Prolonged and unprotected exposure can be fatal.

 

Where is Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate found? What does Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate look like?

Dithiophosphate BA or Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate is an industrial chemical that can be produced in laboratories by mixing hydrogen, oxygen, ammonia, phosphorus, and sulfur; or can naturally be found in its mineral form as phosphate.

It has a pH of 9 and comes in an odorless greyish fine powder form. Its primary component, di-thiophosphates, was first used in 1925 and is the second most commonly used sulfide mineral flotation agent after xanthate.

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Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate Cost

 

What are the hazardous effects of Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate?

Recurrent or continuous unfacilitated or unprotected exposure to Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate may result in severe eye damage, skin, and respiratory irritation.

 

What precautionary measures should be in handling Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate?

Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate is classified as corrosive; hence, it must be stored in a firmly sealed container in a dry, well-ventilated environment. When handling this chemical, added precautions must be observed, such as safe industrial hygiene standards and wearing proper personal protective equipment. In disposing of this chemical, ensure to dispose of the contents/container in an approved waste disposal plant.

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Proper handling of Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate

 

What will happen if Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate is heated?

Dithiophosphate is a moderately stable compound that is difficult to break down. When exposed to heat, Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate decomposes to carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and oxides of sulfur and phosphorus.

 

Is Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate soluble compound?

The acid dithiophosphate in Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate is water-insoluble. However, it is soluble in organic solvents like aniline. Furthermore, the dithiophosphate's ammonium and sodium ions may be dissolved in water to produce a turbid liquid that can be immediately introduced to the flotation process.

 

Where can I buy Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate?

At Camachem, we have Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate 91% (Grade B – 91) in stock and for sale. It is available in different weight packaging:

  • Steel drum with 40kg/drum capacity
  • Plastic woven bags with 40kg/bag capacity
  • Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) drum with 1000kg capacity/drum

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Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate Packaging

We sell Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate to our clients worldwide in 120FT containers. Our company, Camachem, has been directly exporting Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate from China to the rest of the world for over a decade.

 

How much does Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate cost?

Prices are affected by the cost of raw materials used in the manufacturing process of Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate. However, our estimated price of Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate is $1000.00 per tonne. Free quotation for bulk orders is available upon request.

Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate for sale at Camachem

Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate Cost

 

What is pH of Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate?

Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate has a variable pH range from 8 - 9. Its pH levels are ideal in the depressing process of iron pyrites.

 

Is Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate an Electrolyte compound?

Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate or Dithiophosphate BA is a water-soluble salt and non-polar anion. Its phosphate component is an example of electrolytes that, when diluted, completely dissociates. Hence, Dithiophosphate BA is an electrolyte compound.

 

Can Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate go down the drain?

Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate or Dithiophosphate BA can pose hazards to human life and the environment. It has to be kept out of the sewer, drains, and natural waterways. For proper discarding, it should be disposed of by thermal treatment or incineration at approved facilities. 

 

Is Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate Acidic or Basic?

Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate or Dithiophosphate BA is a water-soluble salt and an acid. It is a phosphorus oxoanion made by selective deprotonation of the SH group and one of dithiophosphoric acid's OH groups.

 

What is Ammonium Dibutyl Dithiophosphate different from Sodium Diethyl Dithiocarbamate?

Sodium Diethyl Dithiocarbamate is a pale-yellow, water-soluble salt and an organosulfur compound with NaS2CN(C2H5)2.  They are utilized as herbicides and vulcanization reagents, as well as chelating agents for transition metal ions. In contrast, ammonium dibutyl dithiophosphate is better for flotation of platinum, gold, and other precious metals, as well as some difficult-to-separate polymetallic ore.