Ammonium Nitrate

CAS RN:6484-52-2

Identification

Substance: Ammonium Nitrate

CAS RN: 6484-52-2

Shipping Name/Number:
    UN 0222; Ammonium nitrate, with more than 0.2 percent combustible substances, including any organic substance calculated as carbon, to the exclusion of any other added substance.
    UN 1942; Ammonium nitrate, with not more than 0.2% total combustible material, including any organic substance, calculated as carbon to the exclusion of any other added substance.
    UN 2067; Ammonium nitrate based fertilizer.
    UN 2071; Ammonium nitrate based fertilizer.
    UN 2426; Ammonium nitrate, liquid (hot concentrated solution)
    UN 3375; Ammonium nitrate emulsion or Ammonium nitrate suspension or Ammonium nitrate gel, intermediate for blasting explosives.

STCC:
    49 183 12; Ammonium nitrate, organic coating
    49 183 10; Ammonium nitrate fertilizer, containing no more than 0.2% carbon
    49 187 05; Ammonium nitrate mixed fertilizer
    49 187 74; Ammonium nitrate, solution, containing not less than 15% water
    49 183 11; Ammonium nitrate (no organic coating)
    49 187 34; Ammonium nitrate-carbonate mixture
    49 029 10; Ammonium nitrate-fuel oil mixture (containing only prilled ammonium nitrate and fuel oil)
    49 187 04; Ammonium nitrate-phosphate
    49 187 03; Ammonium nitrate, magnesia, and pulp mixture (oxidizing material)
    49 187 02; Ammonium nitrate, sodium nitrate mixture (oxidizing material)

State:
    solid
    solid, crystalline
Color:
    colorless
    brownish
    grayish
    whitish
Clarity:
    clear
Odor:
    odorless
pH:
    acid (0-6)
     mod. acid (3-5)
     weak acid (6)
Specific Gravity:
    sinks in water (> 1)

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

NFPA704-Health:
    0 - Minimal
NFPA704-Flammability:
    0 - Minimal
NFPA704-Instability:
    3 - Serious
NFPA704-Special Hazards:
    Oxidizer

Miscellaneous Categories:
    Chemical weapons precursors
DOT Hazard Classifications:
    Class 5 - Oxidizing substances and Organic peroxides
    Class 9 - Miscellaneous hazardous materials/Products, Substances or Organisms
    Division 5.1 - Oxidizing substances
WMDs:
    Not Applicable

Placard:
    Dangerous - mixed load/unidentified cargo
    Division 5.1 - Oxidizing substances
    Class 9 - Miscellaneous hazardous materials/products, substances or organisms
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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