Nitric Acid (all grades)

CAS:  7697-37-2

Synonyms:  Nitric acid, fuming; Nitric acid, red fuming

Uses:   Manufacture of ammonium nitrate for fertilizer and explosives; organic synthesis (dyes, drugs, explosives, cellulose nitrate, nitrate, nitrate salts), metallurgy; photoengraving; etching steel; ore flotation; urethanes; rubber chemicals; reprocessing spent nuclear fuel; preparation of nitro compounds; rocket fuels; laboratory reagent

Hazard:    TOXIC; inhalation, ingestion or contact (skin, eyes) with vapors, dusts or substance may cause severe injury, burns or death.  Reaction with water or moist air may release toxic, corrosive or flammable gases.  Reaction with water may generate much heat that will increase the concentration of fumes in the air.  Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.  Runoff from fire control or dilution water may be corrosive and/or toxic and cause pollution.  Strong Oxidizing Agent; Known Catalytic Activity; Water-Reactive; Air-Reactive