Detailed Product Description:
Sodium nitrate is a salt, also known as saltpeter. It is a colorless,
odorless, crystalline powder. It is saline with a slightly bitter taste.
Soluble in water and glycerol, slightly soluble in alcohol.
Traditionally used in glass and pottery enamels, and as an oxidizer in
specialty fertilizers, pyrotechnics, explosives, and in solid rocket
propellants. It is also used as a preservative in curing of foods.
Sodium Nitrate can also be used as a nitric acid substitute in the
formulation of aqua regia for dissolving gold.
Sodium nitrate was used extensively as a fertilizer and a raw material
for the manufacture of gunpowder in the late nineteenth century. It has
antimicrobial properties when used as a food preservative. It is found
naturally in leafy green vegetables. Though traditionally mined in Chile
as the mineral “caliche”, sodium nitrate is also synthesized industrially
by neutralizing nitric acid with soda ash.
Sodium nitrate should not be confused with the related compound, sodium
nitrite, whose presence of in food is controversial due to the development
of nitrosamines when the food, primarily bacon, is cooked at high temperatures.
This is Reagent Grade material with minimum purity of 99.0%.
Dangerous fire and explosion risk when heated or in contact with organic materials.
Strong oxidizing agent. Download, and read the Material Safety Data Sheet
And understand the precautions and hazards associated with the use of this material.
Click here to download the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet)
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Contents of 200 grams comes packed in 250ml sized wide-mouth HDPE lab-
quality Nalgene bottle.