Buy Ammonia Solution LRG 0.89 SG Online from ReAgent
ReAgent supplies ammonia solution LRG 0.89 SG in 2.5L and 25L containers, with discounts available for bulk purchases over 4 items.
This solutions contains approximately 33% NH3 and minimum amounts of impurities. The full product description is available to download from the website.
Ammonia and Biology
This compound is an essential source of nitrogen for all living organisms, needed as the building block for amino acids and proteins.
Although it’s very common in the atmosphere, most animals and plants cannot use nitrogen directly, and the element needs to be absorbed in a different manner – most commonly as part of a compound, of which ammonia is an example.
The only exception is organisms capable of nitrogen fixation, by converting atmospheric nitrogen into ammonia by enzymes called nitrogenases.
Under normal circumstances, ammonia is metabolised in the body either to be excreted in the urine or incorporated in amino acids. Most reactions involving this compound occur in the liver, as part of the urea cycle. As a consequence, liver conditions may lead to abnormally high levels of ammonia in the blood – called hyperammonemia – potentially causing liver failure and hepatic coma.
Excretion is done via the urine. In mammals and amphibians, ammonia needs to be converted to less toxic compounds, such as urea, which can be stored safely for a while.
Fish and invertebrates have developed an alternative method, involving immediate excretion of ammonia without any conversion; while birds and reptiles can convert ammonia to uric acid, which is solid and can be excreted with no water loss.
We offer various ammonia solutions, from 0.91 to 0.88SG and various technical grades, including LRG and AR. Simply contact us for a quote or technical question and a member of our customer team will be glad to help.