What is Hydroxamic Acid?

Hydroxamic Acid is an industrial chemical made up of the element’s carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, and any organic residues. Hydroxamic Acid has the functional group RC(O)N(OH)R’. It comes in the forms:


This chemical has many industrial uses, but it is most commonly used in flotation processes of mining industries.

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Hydroxamic Acid Uses

Hydroxamic Acid is an extremely useful chemical. It is a mining chemical most popularly used in flotation processes. Its uses are:

  • Hydroxamic Acid is used as a metal chelator. Chelators are binding agents that form chelates to suppress chemical activity.
  • It is extensively used in flotation of precious minerals during concentration and extraction of ores.
  • In the medical field they are used as HDAC inhibitors with anti-cancer characteristics.
  • It is also used for reprocessing of irradiated fuel.
  • Industrially, it is used as an antioxidant.
  • It is a corrosion inhibitor.
  • Sodium Alkyl Hydroxamic Acid is a strong floater of cobalt and copper.
  • Salicyl Hydroxamic Acid (SHA) has excellent frothing ability.
  • Because of its low toxicity property SHA can be used in any environment.
  • Benzyl Hydroxamic Acid (BHA) is a very good collector and flotation agent.
  • As a collector BHA has the ability to split ilmenite from related gangue minerals.
  • Alkyl Hydroxamic Acid is a strong collector of wolframite, copper oxide ores, titanic iron, hematite, niobium ores, and many more.

Is Hydroxamic Acid Safe?


Hydroxamic Acid is considered unsafe because the chemical is toxic. Exposure to this chemical can have acute or chronic health effects. According to the Sodium Alkyl Hydroxamic Acid MSDS, Salicyl Hydroxamic Acid MSDS, Benzyl Hydroxamic Acid MSDS, and Alkyl Hydroxamic Acid MSDS, it can cause skin and eye irritation. It is very harmful if inhaled or ingested. It may also cause respiratory irritation and serious eye damage. Proper storage and disposal of Hydroxamic Acid needs to be taken into consideration in order to avoid any unwanted effects.

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How is Hydroxamic Acid Made?

Industrially, Hydroxamic Acid is made by:

  • Reacting either esters or acidic chlorides with hydroxyl-amine salts.
  • It can also be prepared from aldehydes and N-sulfonyl hydroxylamine through the Angeli-Rimini reaction.
  • A well-known reaction of Hydroxamic Acid esters is the Lossen Rearrangement.

Where to Buy Hydroxamic Acid in Bulk?

You may be able to find small quantities of Hydroxamic Acid in your area. However, in order to buy large quantities of Hydroxamic Acid, it is preferable to import directly from the manufacturers. They can issue certifications and provide cost savings which is better than buying the chemical in small quantities locally or from a distributor.

If you require bulk quantities of this chemical, you can buy Hydroxamic Acid on our website or contact us for further details.

What drives demand for Dithiophosphate?

Since Dithiophosphate is relatively cheap and reliable, the main demand driver has been its effectiveness in flotation processes.

How long does it typically take to produce a container load?


Typically, 1 day, but this time frame may vary slightly depending on different factors.

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Which Countries Manufacture Hydroxamic Acid in Bulk?

The consumption of Hydroxamic Acid has increased dramatically across the world, especially in the developing countries. Therefore, its huge demand has led to a surge in companies that produce it. The main producers of Hydroxamic Acid are:

  • China
  • Japan
  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • India

How is Hydroxamic Acid Exported?

Sodium Alkyl Hydroxamic Acid is shipped in:

  • IBC drum with 1000kg capacity per drum.
  • Plastic drums with 180kg weight capacity per drum.
  • Steel drums with 170kg weight capacity per drum.

Salicyl Hydroxamic Acid is shipped in:

  • IBC drum with 1000kg capacity per drum.
  • Steel drums with 100kg weight capacity per drum.

Benzyl Hydroxamic Acid is shipped in:

  • IBC drum with 1000kg capacity per drum.
  • Plastic woven bags with 80kg weight capacity per bag.
  • Steel drums with 100kg weight capacity per drum.

Alkyl Hydroxamic Acid is shipped in:

  • IBC drum with 1000kg capacity per drum.
  • Plastic drums with 180kg weight capacity per drum.

What is the Latest Hydroxamic Acid Price?


As Hydroxamic Acid is a commodity product, the price usually changes depending on the price of raw materials, logistics and other related industrial inputs such as labor and taxes. In order to get the latest price of Hydroxamic Acid, please contact us and we will provide a quotation right up to your country.

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Where to Buy Hydroxamic Acid?

Here at Camachem we have Hydroxamic Acid for sale. We export worldwide, so you can contact us for a FREE quotation via email address [email protected] or send a message on WhatsApp for a fast response at +86-131-2037-9271.