Alfa Aesar Sodium nitrate, 98+%
Manufacturer: Alfa Aesar A123270C
Sodium nitrate is used in the production of fertilizers, nitric acid, pyrotechnics, smoke-bombs, glass and pottery enamels. In combination with boron trifluoride it forms an efficient reagent for nitration of aromatic compounds. Adsorption on alumina provides an environmentally benign aromatic nitrating agent. Further it finds use as food preservative and as a solid rocket propellant. It is also used as an electrolyte in a salt bridge, and as thermal storage medium in power generation systems.
Freely soluble in water, ammonia and hydrazine. Soluble in alcohol.Slightly soluble in pyridine.
Sodium nitrate is hygroscopic in nature.
Safety and Handling
SDS & Safety Documents
GHS H Statement
May intensify fire
Harmful if swallowed.
GHS P Statement
Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles.
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces.
- No smoking.
Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible materials.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 5.1; Packing Group: III; Proper Shipping Name: SODIUM NITRATE
RTECSNumber : WC5600000
TSCA : TSCA