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Liquor Ammoniae Detergens, B.P.C. Detergent Solution of Ammonia.

Format explanation

Synonym.—Household Ammonia.

Strong Solution of Ammonia 30.00 | 6 fl. ounces
Oleic Acid 6.00 | 1 fl. oz. 96 m.
Alcohol 6.00 | 1 fl. oz. 96 m.
Distilled Water to 100.00 | to 20 fl. ounces

Mix the bromine and potassium bromide in a glass-stoppered bottle graduated to hold 100 (20 fluid ounces); gradually, and with constant shaking, add sufficient distilled water to produce the required volume. The product is a dark brownish-red liquid with a disagreeable, irritating and suffocating odour. An equivalent quantity of this solution may be used in place of bromine in making sodium hypobromite solution for urea determinations.


The British Pharmaceutical Codex, 1911, was published by direction of the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.



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