Agent Name

Potassium azide

CAS Number

20762-60-1

Formula

K-N3

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

KAZOE; Potassium trinitride; [MSDSonline]

Category

Explosives

Description

White powder or colorless crystals; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as pharmaceutical intermediate; as raw material for pyrotechnics and gas generators; [MSDSonline]

Comments

May cause severe skin, respiratory tract, and mucous membrane irritation; May cause eye irritation; [MSDSonline] See "AZIDES."

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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