Applications Ammonium oxalate monohydrate is widely utilized as a buffering reagent and a dispersant to determine the surface interaction of platelets. It finds an application to study its acute poisoning effect on sheep and to investigate the formation of oxalate monoalkylamide in the human lens. It is also used in the detection and determination of calcium, lead, fluoride and rare earth metals. It is employed as chelators and forms complexes with metals. It acts as reducing agent in gold extraction and is an active ingredient of ferrous metal surface polishing fluid. It is a promoting agent in production of cobalt oxide and nickel oxide.
Solubility Soluble in water. Slightly soluble in alcohol.
Notes Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong acids.