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71755

Sigma-Aldrich

Sodium nitrate

BioUltra, ≥99.0% (T)

Synonym(s):
Chile salpeter
Empirical Formula (Hill Notation):
NaNO3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
84.99
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.26

product line

BioUltra

Quality Level

assay

≥99.0% (T)

form

solid

impurities

insoluble matter, passes filter test

pH

5.5-8.0 (25 °C, 1 M in H2O)

mp

306 °C (dec.) (lit.)

solubility

H2O: 1 M at 20 °C, clear, colorless

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤5 mg/kg
iodate (IO3-): ≤5 mg/kg
nitrite (NO2-): ≤10 mg/kg
phosphate (PO43-): ≤2 mg/kg
sulfate (SO42-): ≤30 mg/kg

cation traces

Al: ≤5 mg/kg
As: ≤0.1 mg/kg
Ba: ≤5 mg/kg
Bi: ≤5 mg/kg
Ca: ≤10 mg/kg
Cd: ≤5 mg/kg
Co: ≤5 mg/kg
Cr: ≤5 mg/kg
Cu: ≤5 mg/kg
Fe: ≤2 mg/kg
K: ≤50 mg/kg
Li: ≤5 mg/kg
Mg: ≤5 mg/kg
Mn: ≤5 mg/kg
Mo: ≤5 mg/kg
NH4+: ≤20 mg/kg
Ni: ≤5 mg/kg
Pb: ≤5 mg/kg
Sr: ≤5 mg/kg
Zn: ≤5 mg/kg

absorption

cut-off at 328 nm in H2O at 1 M

SMILES string

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

InChI

1S/NO3.Na/c2-1(3)4;/q-1;+1

InChI key

VWDWKYIASSYTQR-UHFFFAOYSA-N

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Biochem/physiol Actions

Sodium nitrate has the ability to reduce acetylcholine receptor clustering, that is stimulated by agrin. It is mainly used by the meat industry to inhibit the development of microbes. It also helps in retaining the colour of conserved and cured meats.

Other Notes

Promotes protoplast fusion; Provides a source of nitrogen in certain culture media

Pictograms

Flame over circleExclamation mark

Signal Word

Warning

Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Eye Irrit. 2 - Ox. Sol. 3

Storage Class Code

5.1B - Oxidizing hazardous materials

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

does not flash

Flash Point(C)

does not flash

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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