What is 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.

  • INCI: Sodium Nitrate
  • Chemical Formula: NaNO3
  • CAS Number: 7631-99-4

Product Specifications

Chemical Formula NaNO3
CAS Number 7631-99-4
Molar Weight 84.9947 g/mol
Specific Gravity 900
Melting Point 308 °C
Boiling Point 380 °C
Forms White powder (Prill/Pellet)
Grades Food Technical Agriculture
Variations 30% 40% Crystals Powder

Uses and Applications for Sodium Nitrate

Key Applications

  • Adhesives and sealants
  • Agricultural products
  • Cleaning and furnishing care products
  • Construction
  • Food additive
  • Metal products
  • Water treatment


  • Water Treatment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Polymers
  • Pharma
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Rubber
  • Lubricants
  • Cosmetics
  • Agriculture
  • Coatings & Construction

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