Sulfuric Acid

(BANM)

💊 Chemical information

Acid. Sulph.; Acid. Sulph. Dil.; Acide sulfurique; Acidum sulfuricum; E513; Kénsav; Kwas siarkowy; Kyselina sírová; Oil of Vitriol; Rikkihappo; Sulfato ru _ gštis; Sulfúrico, ácido; Sulphuric Acid; Svavelsyra; Verdünnte Schwefelsäure (dilute sulfuric acid).
Chemical formula: H2SO4 = 98.08.
CAS — 7664-93-9.

Pharmacopoeias.

Br. and Eur. include various concentrations. Also in USNF.

BP 2008

(Dilute Sulphuric Acid). It contains 9.5 to 10.5% w/w of H 2 SO 4 and is prepared by adding 104 g of sulfuric acid to 896 g of water, with constant stirring and cooling.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Sulphuric Acid). It contains 95.0 to 100.5% w/w of H 2 SO 4 . A colourless, very hygroscopic, oily liquid. Miscible with water and with alcohol producing intense heat. Store in airtight containers.

USNF 26

(Sulfuric Acid). It contains 95.0 to 98.0% w/w of H 2 SO 4 . A clear, colourless, oily liquid. Is very caustic and corrosive. Miscible with water and with alcohol with the generation of much heat. Store in airtight containers.

Dilution.

When sulfuric acid is mixed with other liquids, it should always be added slowly, with constant stirring, to the diluent.

💊 Adverse Effects and Treatment

💊 Uses and Administration

Sulfuric acid has various industrial uses. Dilute sulfuric acid has been used as an astringent in diarrhoea and it has occasionally been prescribed in mixtures with vegetable bitters to stimulate appetite.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: USA: Debacterol.
Published May 08, 2019.