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Potassium Nitrate BP

Potassium nitrate is a chemical compound with the chemical formula KNO3. It is an ionic salt of potassium ions K+ and nitrate ions NO3 and is therefore an alkali metal nitrate. Potassium nitrate is one of several nitrogen-containing compounds collectively referred to as saltpeter or saltpetre.


The most famous use of potassium nitrate is probably as the oxidizer in blackpowder. It is used in meat processing. Widely used as a thickening agent in soups and stews. Used in some toothpastes for sensitive teeth.


Chemical Name: Potassium Nitrate
Mol. Formula: KNO3
Mol. Weight: 101.1 g/mol
CAS no.: 7757-79-1



Test Specification
Characters It appears as a white, crystalline powder or colorless crystals

Test (A)

Test (B)


(a)It gives the reaction of nitrates

(b)It gives the reaction of potassium

Solubility Freely soluble in water, very soluble in boiling water, practically insoluble in ethanol (96%)
Appearance of solution The solution is clear and colorless
Acidity or alkalinity Specified test
Reducible substances Specified Test. The solution does not become blue within 2 min
Chlorides Not more than 20 ppm
Sulfates Not more than 150 ppm
Ammonium Not more than 100 ppm
Calcium Not more than 100 ppm
Iron Not more than 20 ppm
Sodium Not more than 0.1%
Heavy metals Not more than 10 ppm
Loss on drying Not more than 0.5%
Assay Not less than 99.0% and not more than 101.0% (dried substance)


Shelf life, Storage and Packing

It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.


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