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CAS No.: 7757-79-1, Molecular Weight: 101.1, Chemical Formula: KNO3
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Potassium Nitrate Commercial Pure Specifications
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MSDS of Potassium Nitrate Manufacturers
Potassium nitrate is a colorless rhombohedral or trigonal solid, KNO3, soluble in water and decomposes at 400C. It occurs naturally as nitre and may be prepared by the reaction of sodium nitrate with potassium chloride followed by fractional crystallization. It is a powerful oxidizing agent (releases oxygen on heating) and is used in gunpowder and fertilizers.
Potassium Nitrate is used in the manufacture of various types of Glass, Explosive-Blasting powder, Slurry, Dynamics, Matches, Fertilizers, Heat Treatment & Heat transfer salts and Leather processing Industries. Major uses of potassium nitrate are in fertilizers, rocket propellants and fireworks. It is one of the constituents of gunpowder. When used as a food additive in the European Union, the compound is referred to as E252.
Appearance : Potassium Nitrate is available in a white crystalline form.
Specification of Potassium Nitrate:
PARTICULARS PURE GRADE Appearance White crystalline powder Assay (as KNO3) 99.50 % min K 2 O 46.500 % min Nitrogen 13.800 % min Sulphate (as SO 4 ) 0.005 % max Chloride (as Cl) 0.005 % max Iron (as Fe) 0.001 % max Heavy Metal (as Pb) 0.0002 % max
PARTICULARS TECHNICAL GRADE Appearance White crystalline powder Assay (as KNO3) 99.000 % min K 2 O 46.250 % min Nitrogen 13.700 % max Sulphate (as SO 4 ) 0.010 % max Chloride (as Cl) 0.05 % max Iron (as Fe) 0.002 % max Heavy Metal (as Pb) 0.0003 % max
Potassium Nitrate is packed 50kg in HDPE laminated bags or as required by the buyer.
Potassium is used in the manufacture of various types of Glass, Explosive-Blasting powder. Slurry, Dynamics, Matches, Fertilizers, Heat Treatment & Heat transfer salts and Leather processing Industries.
Potassium nitrate is mainly used in fertilizer a s, as a source of nitrogen and potassium – two of the macro nutrients.
Potassium nitrate is also one of the three components of black powder, along with powdered charcoal (substantially carbon) and sulfur, where it acts as an oxidizer.
In the process of food preservation, potassium nitrate has been a common ingredient of salted meat since the Middle Ages.
Potassium nitrate is an efficient oxidizer, which produces a lilac-colored flame upon burning due to the presence of potassium. It is therefore used in amateur rocket propellants and in several fireworks such as smoke bombs, made with a mixture of sucrose and potassium nitrate. It is also added to pre-rolled cigarettes to maintain an even burn of the tobacco.
Potassium nitrate is the main component (usually about 98%) of tree stump remover, as it accelerates the natural decomposition of the stump. It is also commonly used in the heat treatment of metals as a solvent in the post-wash. The oxidizing, water solubility and low cost make it an ideal short-term rust inhibitor.
Potassium nitrate was used to ensure complete combustion of paper cartridges for cap and ball revolvers, as a treatment agent for the paper used to make the cartridges.
Potassium nitrate can be found in some toothpaste s for sensitive teeth.
Potassium nitrate successfully combats high blood pressure and was once used as a hypotensive.
Potassium nitrate was once thought to induce impotence, and is still falsely rumored to be in institutional food (such as military fare) as an anaphrodisiac however, there is no scientific evidence for such properties.
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