Potassium nitrate


Potassium nitrate is a chemical compound with the chemical formula KNO3. It is an ionic salt of potassium ions K+ and nitrate ions NO3−, and is therefore an alkali metal nitrate. It occurs in nature as a mineral, niter. It is a source of nitrogen, from which it derives its name. Potassium nitrate is one of several nitrogen-containing compounds collectively referred to as saltpeter or saltpetre. Major uses of potassium nitrate are in fertilizers, tree stump removal, rocket propellants and fireworks. Wikipedia

Substance Data

Source: TOXNET (HSDB, 27.03.2019)

CAS-Number

7757-79-1

Flash Point

n/a

Boiling Point

n/a

Emergency Response Guide No. 140

Data from the Hazardous Materials Table

Source: 49 CFR §172 (2018/07)

(3) Hazard Class

5.1
Oxidizers

(4) Identification number Help

UN 1486

(5) Packing Group Help

III

(6) Labels Help

Oxidizers (5.1)

(7) Special Provisions (§172.102) Help

×Note:
Special provisions may be very complex. The extracts are taken from 49 CFR §172.102. Please be careful with the information, as necessary, additional conditions may be applied that are not written here. Please check the original source and report bugs.
A1
A29
B120 IB8
IP3
T1
TP33
W1

(8) Packing Authorizations (§173.***) Help

(8A) Exceptions152see 49 CFR §173.152
(8B) Non-bulk213see 49 CFR §173.213
(8C) Bulk240see 49 CFR §173.240

(9) Quantity Limits Help

(9A) Passenger aircraft/rail25 kg
(9B) Cargo aircraft only100 kg

(10) Vessel stowage Help

(10A) Location
(10B) Other n/a

Segregation Chart for Load, Transport, Storage

In this table a statement is contained for each hazard class whether the loading, transport or storage with other hazard classes is allowed, is not permitted or is restricted. The table is based on U.S.-Code 49 CFR §177.848.

red May not be loaded, transported, or stored together in the same transport vehicle or storage facility.
green Load, transport, storage together is not restricted.
yellow Load, transport, storage together is allowed under restrictions.