Sodium Nitrate

Sodium Nitrate is used as a food additive (preservative) and color fixative in cured meats and poultry. IT also has a role in fertiliser production for the agricultural industry. Also used in wastewater applications where consuming the nitrate in preference to oxygen, enabling water treatment. It is used as an anticaking agent.


Molar Weight84.9947 g/mol
Melting Point308 °C
Boiling Point380 °C
Density2.26 g/cc
FormsPowder, White, Prill, Granular, Pellets

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Food additive
  • Water treatment
  • Cleaning products
  • Glass
  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Metal finishing
  • Agricultural
  • Building & Construction products


  • Pharma
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Polymers
  • Cosmetics
  • Water Treatment
  • Food
  • Agrobusiness
  • Lubricants
  • Rubber

Synonyms: Chile Saltpeter, NaNO3, Nitric Acid, Sodium Salt, Nitric Acid, Sodium Salt 1 : 1, Soda Niter Chile Saltpeter, Sodium Nitrate

Chemical Formula: NaNO3

CAS Number: 7631-99-4