Agent Name

Guanidine nitrate

CAS Number

506-93-4

Formula

C-H5-N3.H-N-O3

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Guanidine, mononitrate; Guanidine mononitrate; Guanidine nitrate (1:1); Guanidinium nitrate; [ChemIDplus] UN1467

Category

Nitrates and Nitrites

Description

White solid; [Hawley] White crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make explosives, disinfectants, and photographic chemicals; [Hawley]

Comments

May decompose explosively from shock, friction, or concussion; Heating may cause explosion; A severe skin and eye irritant; [ICSC] A strong oxidizer; Explosive; [CAMEO] A mild eye irritant and severe skin irritant in rabbits; [RTECS] Can cause fire on contact with combustible material; An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Guanidine."

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