CHILEAN OR SYNTHETIC - This commodity is granulated for the purpose of being used as a top dressing for plants and if damaged by water it becomes solid. Although unfit for the purpose intended, it may be sold for mixing with fertilizing materials. Contamination by water will increase the weight of the nitrate, at the same time reducing the nitrogen content. Although quite stable in itself, mixture with fine organic matter such as straw, wood, cork, rope dust, etc. can be very dangerous. See also IMDG Code & US CFR.
- Commodity Name:
NITRATE OF SODA