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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Ammonium(I) nitrate (1:1)

RTECS #

BR9050000

CAS #

6484-52-2

Updated

August 2007

Molecular Weight

80.06

Molecular Formula

H3N·HNO3

Synonyms

Ammonium nitrate
Ammonium saltpeter
Herco prills
Nitric acid, ammonium salt
Varioform I

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 2217 mg/kgGISAAA 52(8),25,1987
oral/rat lowest published toxic dose: 10 mg/kgBlood: Methemoglobinemia- Carboxhemoglobinemia

Nutritional and Gross Metabolic: Weight loss or decreased weight gain
VCVN5* -,49,1993
unreported route/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 2085 mg/kgGISAAA 57(2),66,1992

Other Multiple Dose Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
oral/rat lowest published toxic dose: 65 mg/kg/26W- intermittentBehavioral: Change in motor activity (specific assay)

Blood: Changes in serum composition (e.g. TP, bilirubin, cholesterol)

Biochemical: Enzyme inhibition, induction, or change in blood or tissue levels: Transaminases
GISAAA 52(8),25,1987

Reviews

OrganizationStandardReference
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWENTOX* -,103,2005

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code 06163; Number of Industries 59; Total Number of Facilities 3715; Number of Occupations 55; Total Number of Employees Exposed 57833; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 9824
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code 06163; Number of Industries 40; Total Number of Facilities 2648; Number of Occupations 42; Total Number of Employees Exposed 22889

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
EPA TSCA TEST SUBMISSION (TSCATS) DATA BASE, JANUARY 2001
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