Potassium nitrate

Potassium nitrate

Synonyms Niter; Nitre; Nitric Acid Potassium Salt; Saltpeter; Vicknite

CAS Number: 7757-79-1 Molecular Formula: KNO3 Molecular Weight: 101.102 g/mol

EC Number: 231-818-8 MDL Number: MFCD00011409

SKU 02191428-CF
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Description

Product Description

Potassium Nitrate

Application Notes

Potassium nitrate is used in industrial applications, including the manufacture of glass, matches, and fluxes, and for the tempering of steel. It is also commonly used in dental research. Potassium nitrate is a source of nitrate in studies of plant and bacterial growth. Potassium nitrate has been used in the ion chromatography of transition and heavy metal ions. It has also been utilized in the synthesis of thiophenecarboxamides.

Usage Statement

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Key Applications

Ion chromatography of transition and heavy metal ions | Dental research

Specifications
SKU 02191428-CF
Alternate Names Niter; Nitre; Nitric Acid Potassium Salt; Saltpeter; Vicknite
Application Notes Potassium nitrate is used in industrial applications, including the manufacture of glass, matches, and fluxes, and for the tempering of steel. It is also commonly used in dental research. Potassium nitrate is a source of nitrate in studies of plant and bacterial growth. Potassium nitrate has been used in the ion chromatography of transition and heavy metal ions. It has also been utilized in the synthesis of thiophenecarboxamides.
Base Catalog Number 191428
Boiling Point 752° F at 760 mm Hg (decomposes) (USCG, 1999)
CAS # 7757-79-1
Density 2.109 (USCG, 1999)
EC Number 231-818-8
Format Crystalline powder
Grade ACS grade
Hazard Statements H272
Insoluble Matter ≤0.005%
Melting Point 633.2° F (USCG, 1999)
Molecular Formula KNO3
Molecular Weight 101.102 g/mol
Personal Protective Equipment Eyeshields, full-face particle respirator, Gloves, respirator cartridge, respirator filter
pH 4,5-8,5 (5 % solution)
RTECS Number TT3700000
Safety Symbol GHS03
Solubility Sol in <a class="pubchem-internal-link CID-962" href="https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/water">water</a>, <a class="pubchem-internal-link CID-753" href="https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/glycerol">glycerol</a>; slightly sol in alcohol
Usage Statement Unless specified otherwise, MP Biomedical's products are for research or further manufacturing use only, not for direct human use. For more information, please contact our customer service department.