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6484-52-2 - Ammonium nitrate, Puratronic®, 99.999% (metals basis) - 10638 - Alfa Aesar

10638 Ammonium nitrate, Puratronic®, 99.999% (metals basis)

CAS Number
6484-52-2
Synonyms

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
5g 72.10
50g 103.39
250g 419.59
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Ammonium nitrate, Puratronic®, 99.999% (metals basis)

MDL
MFCD00011425
EINECS
229-347-8

Chemical Properties

Formula
H4N2O3
Formula Weight
80.04
Form
Crystalline
Melting point
170°
Boiling Point
210° dec.
Density
1.72
Solubility
Highly soluble in water; soluble in alcohol and liquid ammonia.

Applications

It is used in agriculture as a high-nitrogen fertilizer. It is one of the main components of ammonium nitrate/fuel oil (ANFO). ANFO is used in coal mining, quarrying, metal mining, and civil construction. It is also used as an oxidizer in solid rocket propellants.

Notes

Ammonium nitrate is hygroscopic. Store in a tightly closed container in a cool area. It should be separated from acids, alkalies, reducing agents and combustibles.

Literature References

Chaturvedi, S.; Dave, P. N. Review on Thermal Decomposition of Ammonium Nitrate. J. Energetic Mater. 2013, 31 (1), 1-26.

Oommen, C.; Jain, S. R. Phase Modification of Ammonium Nitrate by Potassium Salts. J. Therm. Anal. Calorim. 1999, 55 (3), 903-918.

Yin, X.; Schlemmer, G; Welz, B. Cadmium determination in biological materials using graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry with palladium nitrate-ammonium nitrate modifier. Anal. Chem. 1987, 59 (10), 1462-1466.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H271-H315-H319-H335-H303

May cause fire or explosion; strong oxidizer. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. May be harmful if swallowed.

Precautionary Statements: P221-P283-P210-P220-P261-P305+P351+P338-P306+P360-P371+P380+P375-P405-P501a

Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles. Wear fire/flame resistant/retardant clothing. Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible materials. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF ON CLOTHING: Rinse immediately contaminated clothing and skin with plenty of water before removing clothes. In case of major fire and large quantities: Evacuate area. Fight fire remotely due to the risk of explosion. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,534
Hazard Class
5.1
Packing Group
III
Harmonized Tariff Code
3102.30
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
BR9050000

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