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Degradation by photolytic processes can be excluded.

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There is no evidence for photodegradation of ammonium sulfate. However, ammonium sulfate may be formed in atmospheric aerosols (occurrence predominantly in the fraction < 2.5 µm) from reaction between ammonia and sulfuric acid (from SO2 emissions). SO2 concentrations control the ammonium sulfate formation (Scott and Cattell 1979; Gmur, Evans and Cunningham 1983).

References:

Gmur, Evans LS, Cunningham EA (1983). Effects of ammonium sulphate aerosols on vegetation - II. Mode of entry and responses of vegetation. Atmospheric environment 17(4): 715-721

Scott WD and Cattell FCR (1979). Vapor Pressure of Ammonium|Sulfates. Atmospheric Environment 13, pp 307-317.

OECD (2007). SIDS Initial Assessment Report. Ammonium Sulfate, CAS Number: 7783-20-2.