Agent Name

Aluminum nitrate

CAS Number

13473-90-0

Formula

Al.3H-N-O3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Aluminum nitrate; Aluminum trinitrate; Aluminum(III) nitrate (1:3); Nitrato de aluminio [Spanish]; Nitric acid, aluminum salt; Nitric acid, aluminum(3+) salt; Nitric acid, alumium salt; UN1438; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White crystals; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used in petroleum refining, dyeing, and leather tanning; [CAMEO] Used in antiperspirants and corrosion inhibitors; also used as a nitrating agent and in uranium extraction; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; Causes vomiting and purging after ingestion; [CAMEO] Causes reproductive effects and weight loss in feeding studies in experimental animals; [HSDB] Not combustible, but as a strong oxidizer it may cause other materials to ignite. A respiratory tract irritant; Infants are more sensitive to nitrate ion toxicity; [MSDSonline] See "NITRATES and NITRITES." See "Aluminum."

Exposure Assessment
Odor Threshold Low

0.01 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

mp = 163 degrees F; [CAMEO] Odor threshold from HSDB;

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

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