AMMONIUM NITRATE (>0.2% combustible substances)

UN Number: 1942

Information on chemical

Information on chemical

External resources

CAMEO Chemical Database
WISER Substance List

Description

UN number 1942

Physical chemical data

Physical State (20°C) Solid
Density (kg/m3)
1700 [Kg/m³] at a temperature of 20°C
Molar mass (g/mol) 80.05
Melting Point (°C) 170

Behaviour at sea

Additional data

Colour white to grey or brown
Odour odourless

Transportation data

Transport mode Bulk,Packaged
Package group III
State solid
Family name organic acids
IMO class 5.1

Reactivity data

Water No
Acid(s) Yes
Base(s) Yes
Metal(s) and alloys No
Oxidizing agents No
Reducing agents No
Combustibles No
Organic substance Yes

GESAMP Hazard profile

Bioaccumulation in BCF (A1B) 0 - No measurable BCF
Bioaccumulation (A1) 0 - No potential to bioaccumulate
Acute aquatic toxicity (B1) (LC/EC/IC50 (mg/l)) 1 - Practically non-toxic
Acute mammalian toxicity by swallowing (C1) (LD50 (mg/kg)) 0 - Negligible
Acute mammalian toxicity by skin penetration (C2) (LD50 (mg/kg)) 0 - Negligible
Acute mammalian toxicity by inhalation (C3) (LC50 (mg/l)) 2 - Moderate
Eye irritation/corrosivity (D2) 2 - Irritating
Interference with coastal amenities (E2) D - Dissolver
Effects on wildlife and bottom habitats (E3) 2 - Is a persistent floater; and/or is moderately acutely toxic; and/or is irritating to skin and/or eyes; and/or has long-term health effects other than carcinogenicity, mutagenicity or reprotoxicity; and/or is highly flammable; and/or is flammable and is a floater with evaporative properties

Human toxicity threshold

TEEL-1 (mg/m3) 10
TEEL-2 (mg/m3) 10
TEEL-3 (mg/m3) 500

Ecotoxicity

Incident reports

Incident reports

Year Vessel Location Cargo type
1947 Grandcamp Port of Texas, USA Bulk
Emergency Response Guidebook

Emergency Response Guidebook

Guide number: 140

See the guide or download the emergency response guidebook

At sea emergency guide

At sea emergency guide

Emergency schedule: 5.1-06

SOLID OXIDIZING SUBSTANCES, NOT COVERED BY OTHER SCHEDULES.

Emergency procedures

Spillage on deck

Collect spillage for safe disposal. Wash remainder overboard with copious quantities of water. Do not use sawdust or other combustible materials as absorbents.
Contaminated clothing must be removed and washed carefully with copious quantities of water.

Spillage under deck

Collect spillage for safe disposal. Do not use sawdust or other combustible materials as absorbents.
Contaminated clothing must be removed and washed carefully with copious quantities of water.

Fire on deck

Use copious quantities of water to fight a fire. Remove receptacles likely to be involved or keep them cool with copious quantites of water.

Fire under deck

Ship's fixed fire-fighting installation may not be effective. Adopt action as for "On deck".

Special equipment to be carried

Protective gloves, boots and goggles.
Self-contained breathing apparatus.

Remarks by UN no.

• CALCIUM CHLORATE (UN No. 1452)
• POTASSIUM CHLORATE (UN No. 1485)
• SODIUM CHLORATE (UN No. 1495)
• STRONTIUM CHLORATE (UN No. 1506)
An adjacent detonation may involve risk of explosion. May explode in a fire situation when strong packages are stowed in a cargo space in large quantities.

• CALCIUM HYPOCHLORITE, DRY or CALCIUM HYPOCHLORITE MIXTURE, DRY (UN No. 1748)
In spillage situation, do NOT repack.

• AMMONIUM NITRATE… (UN No. 1942)
• AMMONIUM NITRATE FERTILIZERS, Type A (UN No. 2067)
• AMMONIUM NITRATE FERTILIZERS, Type A (UN No. 2068)
• AMMONIUM NITRATE FERTILIZERS, Type A (UN No. 2069)
• AMMONIUM NITRATE FERTILIZERS, Type A (UN No. 2070)
• AMMONIUM NITRATE FERTILIZER, N.O.S. (UN No. 2072)
In case of fire, open hatches to provide maximum ventilation; flooding of the hold may be considered.

• SODIUM PERCARBONATE (UN No. 2467)
• SODIUM PEROXOBORATE, ANHYDROUS (UN No. 3247)
Self-contained breathing apparatus not necessary. Use goggles for eye protection.

Decision trees

Decision trees

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