Agent Name

Calcium nitrate

CAS Number

10124-37-5

Formula

N2-O6.Ca

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Calcium dinitrate; Calcium saltpeter; Calcium(II) nitrate (1:2); Lime nitrate; Lime saltpeter; Nitric acid, calcium salt; Nitrocalcite; Norge saltpeter; Norway saltpeter; Norwegian saltpeter; Saltpeter [Norway]; Synfat 1006; UN1454; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nitrates and Nitrites

Description

White granules or crystals (tends to absorb water from air and become liquid);

Sources/Uses

Used in explosives, fertilizers, matches, fireworks/signal flares, radio tubes, and diesel fuels (corrosion inhibitor); [Merck Index]

Comments

Ingestion, e.g., infants drinking contaminated well water, could induce methemoglobinemia; [HSDB] May cause mild irritation of eyes; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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