Potassium Nitrate

CAS RN:7757-79-1

Identification

Substance: Potassium Nitrate

CAS RN: 7757-79-1

Shipping Name/Number:
    UN 1486; Potassium nitrate

STCC:
    49 187 37; Potassium nitrate

State:
    solid
    solid, crystalline
    solid, powder
Color:
    colorless
    whitish
Odor:
    odorless
Taste:
    salty taste
    other taste
pH:
    neutral (7)
Specific Gravity:
    sinks in water (> 1)

Neurological:
    agitation
    lowered mental state
    unresponsive
    drowsiness
    fatigue/weakness
    dizziness
    headache
    spasms/seizures
Eyes:
    eye irritation/redness
Nose:
    nasal irritation
Mouth/Throat:
    mouth irritation
    throat irritation
Cardiovascular:
    chest pain
    arrhythmia
    bradycardia
    tachycardia
    hypotension/shock
    hypoxia/cyanosis
Respiratory:
    irregular breathing
    shortness of breath
    hypoxia/cyanosis
Gastro/Urinary:
    abdom. discomfort
    nausea
    vomiting
    diarrhea
    urination, bloody
Skin:
    sweating
    skin redness
    cyanosis/blue

NFPA704-Health:
    Not Applicable
NFPA704-Flammability:
    Not Applicable
NFPA704-Instability:
    Not Applicable
NFPA704-Special Hazards:
    Not Applicable

Miscellaneous Categories:
    Not Applicable
DOT Hazard Classifications:
    Class 5 - Oxidizing substances and Organic peroxides
    Division 5.1 - Oxidizing substances
WMDs:
    Not Applicable

Placard:
    Dangerous - mixed load/unidentified cargo
    Division 5.1 - Oxidizing substances
Rail Car:
    Pressure Tank Car
    Low Pressure Tank Car
    Box Car
    Hopper car
Road Trailer:
    DOT406, TC406, SCT306, MC306, TC306
    DOT407, TC407, SCT307, MC307, TC307
    DOT412, TC412, SCT312, MC312, TC312
    Mixed Cargo
    Dry Bulk Cargo Trailer
    Intermodal Tank
    Vacuum Tanker
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