Sodium Nitrate

CAS#: 7631-99-4

Synonyms: Soda niter; cubic niter; chile saltpeter; nitric acid, sodium salt;

Uses: Oxidizing agent; solid rocket propellants; fertilizer; flux; glass manufacture; pyrotechnics; reagent; refrigerant; matches; dynomites; black powders; manufacture of sodium salts and nitrate; dyes; pharmaceuticals; an aphrodisiac; color fixative and preservative in cured meats, fish, etc.; enamel for pottery; modifying and burning properties of tobacco.

Hazard: INGESTION:  Dizziness, abdominal cramps, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, weakness, convulsions, and collapse. Small repeated doses may cause headache and mental impairment.  Strong Oxidizing Agent