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Data Sheet

  Potassium Nitrite Rev. Date 04/21/06
Product Code:   16-5650
Appearance:   White-Yellowish
Assay:   94.0 Min.
Potassium Hydroxide:   0.05
Potassium Carbonate:   0.15
Potassium Chloride:   0.05
Insoluble in Water:   0.01
Iron:   0.003
Solubility g/100ml @0 °C:   281
Solubility g/100ml @100 °C:   413
PACKAGING:   275 lb. Polyethlene Drum
USES:   Potassium nitrite is used to manufacture of heat transfer salts.
HANDLING:   Avoid inhalation and ingestion. Avoid contact with skin and clothing. Strong oxidizer. Since no exposure limits have been established by OSHA and ACGIH, we recommend that our product be treated as a nuisance dust 15mg/m 3. See the MSDS for more information.
PROPER SHIPPING NAME:   Potassium Nitrite
& SHIPPING INFORMATION:   UN# 1488, Class 5.1, PGII, Label Code 5.1

Potassium Nitrite
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TT 3750000
441 °C
298.4g/100ml at 20 °C

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