Potassium Nitrate

CAS#: 7757-79-1

Synonyms: Niter; nitre; saltpeter; nitric acid potassium salt

Uses: Pyrotechnics, explosives, matches, specialty fertilizer, reagent, to modify burning properties of tobacco, glass manufacture, tempering steel, curing foods, oxidizer in solid rocket propellants.

Hazard:  Exposure can cause mild irritation of eyes, nose and throat.   Dangerous fire and explosion risk when shocked or heated, or in contact with organic materials; strong oxidizing agent.