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Substance Name: Potassium nitrate [USP:JAN]
RN: 7757-79-1
InChIKey: FGIUAXJPYTZDNR-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Note

  • When combined with charcoal and sulfur it can form EXPLOSIVE AGENTS.

Classification Codes

  • Drug / Therapeutic Agent
  • Explosive Agents
  • Mutation data
  • Reproductive Effect

Molecular Formulas

  • H-N-O3.K
  • K-N-O3
  • K-N-O3.K

Molecular Weight

  • 101.102
 

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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Potassium nitrate
  • Potassium nitrate [USP:JAN]

Synonyms

  • AI3-51245
  • Caswell No. 697
  • CCRIS 3667
  • Collo-Bo
  • EINECS 231-818-8
  • EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 076103
  • HSDB 1227
  • Kalii nitras
  • Kaliumnitrat
  • Kaliumnitrat [German]
  • Niter
  • Niter (VAN)
  • Nitrate of potash
  • Nitre
  • Nitric acid, potassium salt
  • NSC 57632
  • Potassium nitrate
  • Potassium nitrate(DOT)
  • Salt peter (VAN)
  • Saltpeter
  • UNII-RU45X2JN0Z
  • Vicknite

Systematic Names

  • Nitric acid potassium salt
  • Nitric acid potassium salt (1:1)
  • Potassium nitrate

Superlist Names

  • Nitric acid, potassium salt
  • Potassium nitrate
  • Potassium nitrate [UN1486] [Oxidizer]
  • UN1486

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 7757-79-1

Other Registry Number

  • 96193-83-8

System Generated Number

  • 0007757791

Molecular Formulas

Molecular Formulas

  • H-N-O3.K
  • K-N-O3
  • K-N-O3.K

Molecular Formula Fragments

  • COMPONENT
  • H-N-O3
  • K
  • K-N-O3

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/K.NO3/c;2-1(3)4/q+1;-1

InChIKey

FGIUAXJPYTZDNR-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Smiles

[N+](=O)([O-])[O-].[K+]

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
cat LDLo intravenous 100mg/kg (100mg/kg)   "Abdernalden's Handbuch der Biologischen Arbeitsmethoden." Vol. 4, Pg. 1289, 1935.
rabbit LD50 oral 1901mg/kg (1901mg/kg)   Southwestern Veterinarian. Vol. 27, Pg. 246, 1974.
rat LD50 oral 3750mg/kg (3750mg/kg)   Nippon Yakurigaku Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Pharmacology. Vol. 81, Pg. 469, 1983.
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