Calcium nitrate UN 1454

Description

White deliquescent (ie, tends to absorb atmospheric water vapour and becomes liquid - dissolving mass) solid, which is soluble in water. Used in pyrotechnics, explosives, matches etc. Bulk density: 893 - 1,099 kg/m3. Note: according to the IMSBC Code, this schedule shall NOT apply to those commercial grades of calcium nitrate fertilisers consisting mainly of a double salt ( calcium nitrate and ammonium nitrate) and containing not more that 10% ammonium nitrate and at least 12% water of crystallisation.

Trade Names (Synonyms)
Lime nitrate -nitrocalcite - lime saltpeter - Norwegian saltpeter- calcium dinitrate - calcium saltpeter -nitric acid, calcium salt.

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