Ammonium Nitrate (alias of 0222)

CAS RN:6484-52-2

Major Uses

For ammonium nitrate (USEPA/OPP Pesticide Code: 076101) there are 0 labels match. /SRP: Not registered for current use in the U.S., but approved pesticide uses may change periodically and so federal, state and local authorities must be consulted for currently approved uses./

Approximately 15 to 20 percent of /the 1991 production/ was used for explosives and the balance for fertilizer.

In the production of nitrous oxide ... used primarily as as anesthetic and as an aerosol for food products

... Manufacture of industrial and military explosives, matches; pyrotechnics. In fertilizers; freezing mixtures. ... When dissolved in liquid NH3 (Divers solution), used to strip ammonia from gases. Clean burning propellant oxidizer.

... Absorbent for nitrogen oxides, ingredient of freezing mixtures, oxidizer in solid rocket propellants, nutrient for antibiotics and yeast, catalyst


/As a propellant oxidizer/, ammonium nitrate has been used in slow burning propellants and where smokeless exhaust is required.

The extensive use of ammonium nitrate in ammonium nitrate fuel oil (ANFO) and water based commercial explosives has revolutionized the industry and displaced the nitroglycerin based dynamites.

Ammonium nitrate is found in hair dyes, tints, & colorings.

Used in military explosives such as amatols, ammonals, manols, and amatexes as a partial replacement for alpha-2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) or cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine (RDX).

Medication (vet)

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