Potassium Nitrate

Potassium Nitrate

  • CAS No.: 7757-79-1
  • Molecular Formula: KNO3
  • Agency: BP, USP

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General description

Potassium nitrate is a water-soluble inorganic salt that is commonly used as nitrogen fertilizer. It is also found in toothpastes as a desensitizer for tooth hypersensitivity. The addition of KNO3 to growth medium has shown to promote growth in salt stressed melon plants.


Potassium nitrate may be used in the synthesis of 5-bromo-8-nitroisoquinoline via bromination of isoquinoline using N-bromosuccinimide.

Used in pyrotechnics, explosives, matches, and specialty fertilizers. Other uses include modifying tobacco, glass manufacturing, metallurgy, solid rocket propellants and preservatives.

A source of potassium and nitrogen (NPK 13-0-44), both vital for leaf, stem and root growth as well as disease resistance. It is applied as a solution in water to plants in soil and aquariums.

This potassium nitrate has not been declared fit for food use.



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