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Ammonium nitrate

EC / List no.: 229-347-8

CAS no.: 6484-52-2

Mol. formula: H4N2O3

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GHS03: Oxidising GHS07: Health hazard

Warning! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance causes serious eye irritation.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 10 000 000 - 100 000 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: fertilisers, explosives and adhesives and sealants.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use, indoor use as reactive substance and outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials).

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance and formulation of mixtures.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use as reactive substance.
ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or into which articles the substance might have been processed.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: fertilisers, explosives and water treatment chemicals.
This substance is used in the following areas: agriculture, forestry and fishing, formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging, building & construction work, municipal supply (e.g. electricity, steam, gas, water) and sewage treatment and mining.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use and indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: fertilisers, explosives, adhesives and sealants and water treatment chemicals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as reactive substance and outdoor use as reactive substance.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: explosives, water treatment chemicals, adhesives and sealants, coating products, washing & cleaning products and metal surface treatment products.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: mining, building & construction work and municipal supply (e.g. electricity, steam, gas, water) and sewage treatment.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, wood and wood products, plastic products, fabricated metal products and food products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), formulation of mixtures, as processing aid and in the production of articles.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance.

The InfoCard summarises the non-confidential data on substances as held in the databases of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), including data provided by third parties. The InfoCard is automatically generated. Information requirements under different legislative frameworks may therefore not be up–to–date or complete. Substance manufacturers and importers are responsible for consulting official publications. This InfoCard is covered by the ECHA Legal Disclaimer.

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