|Ingredients||Qty given||Qty taken||Activity|
|Glacial acetic acid||453 g||In situ ammonium acetate formation.|
|Ammonium bicarbonate||470 g|
|Ammonium solution strong||100 ml or q.s||Neutralizing agent|
|Purified Water||q.s to 1000 ml|
Glacial acetic acid, ammonium bicarbonate was mixed in 350 ml of purified water.
Strong ammonia solution was added to the above solution until a drop of resulting solution when added to 10 drops of water and one drop of bromothymol blue gave a full blue colour and one drop tested with to 10 drops of water and one drop of thymol blue gave a full yellow colour.
The solution was diluted with water to make up the volume. Solution was filled in lead free glass container.
Mild expectorant, diaphoretic and diuretic
1 to 5 ml.
Store in cool, dry place.
Ammonium acetate 55 to 60 % W/V
Ammonium acetate is prepared in situ by a chemical reaction.
NH4 H CO3 +CH3 COOH CH3 COONH4 + CO2 + H2O
Excess acid is added which is not completely neutralized, dilute solutions are used to give a faster reaction to obtain solution of desired strength. Ammonia is added to obtain a condition of complete neutralization. (pH 7 to 8).