Potassium Nitrite

We are manufacturing Potassium Nitrite in Technical, Pure & LR Grade.
These Products are available in 50 kgs Bag/Drum.

Potassium nitrite (distinct from potassium nitrate) is the compound with the chemical formula KNO2. It is an ionic salt of potassium ions K+ and nitrite ions NO2-, which forms a white or slightly yellow, hygroscopic crystalline powder that is soluble in water.

It is a strong oxidizer and may accelerate the combustion of other materials. Like other nitrite salts such as sodium nitrite, potassium nitrite is toxic if swallowed, and laboratory tests suggest that it may be mutagenic or teratogenic. Gloves and safety glasses are usually used when handling potassium nitrite.

Technical Details

Product Name : Potassium Nitrite
CAS No. 7758-09-0

Properties


Specifications

Potassium Nitrite

Assay

96% - 98%

pH Value

6.5 - 9.0

Chloride

0.005% max

Sodium

0.25%

Density

1.914986 g/cm3

Molar Mass

85.10379 g/mol

Molecular Formula

NaNO2

Appearance

white or slight yellow solid deliquescent

Boiling Point

537 °C (explodes)

Melting Point

440.02 °C (decomp)

Solubility

soluble in alcohol, ammonia

Solubility in Water

281 g/100 mL (0 °C), 312 g/100 mL (25 °C), 413 g/100 mL (100 °C)