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Substance Name: Potassium nitrite
RN: 7758-09-0
UNII: 794654G42L
InChIKey: BXNHTSHTPBPRFX-UHFFFAOYSA-M

Classification Codes

  • Drug / Therapeutic Agent
  • Human Data
  • Mutation Data
  • Reproductive Effect
  • TSCA Flag S (Substance is Identified in a Final Significant New Use Rule)

Molecular Formulas

  • H-N-O2.K
  • N-O2.K

Molecular Weight

  • 85.103
 
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Names and Synonyms

Name of Substance

  • Potassium nitrite

Synonyms

  • Caswell No. 698
  • CCRIS 3959
  • EINECS 231-832-4
  • EPA Pesticide Chemical Code 076203
  • HSDB 1216
  • Nitrous acid, potassium salt
  • Potassium nitrite
  • UNII-794654G42L

Systematic Names

  • Nitrous acid, potassium salt
  • Nitrous acid, potassium salt (1:1)
  • Potassium nitrite
  • Potassium nitrite (1:1)

Superlist Names

  • Potassium nitrite
  • Potassium nitrite [UN1488] [Oxidizer]
  • UN1488

Registry Numbers

CAS Registry Number

  • 7758-09-0

FDA UNII

  • 794654G42L

System Generated Number

  • 0007758090

Molecular Formulas

Molecular Formulas

  • H-N-O2.K
  • N-O2.K

Molecular Formula Fragments

  • COMPONENT
  • H-N-O2
  • K
  • N-O2

Structure Descriptors

InChI

1S/K.HNO2/c;2-1-3/h;(H,2,3)/q+1;/p-1

InChIKey

BXNHTSHTPBPRFX-UHFFFAOYSA-M

Smiles

N(=O)[O-].[K+]

Toxicity

Organism Test Type Route Reported Dose (Normalized Dose) Effect Source
human TDLo oral 1428ug/kg (1.428mg/kg) SENSE ORGANS AND SPECIAL SENSES: TINNITUS: EAR

CARDIAC: PULSE RATE INCREASE WITHOUT FALL IN BP

VASCULAR: BP LOWERING NOT CHARACTERIZED IN AUTONOMIC SECTION
Gigiena i Sanitariya. For English translation, see HYSAAV. Vol. 48(1), Pg. 62, 1983.
mouse LC50 inhalation 85gm/m3/2H (85000mg/m3) BEHAVIORAL: SLEEP

BEHAVIORAL: EXCITEMENT

BEHAVIORAL: MUSCLE CONTRACTION OR SPASTICITY)
Gigiena i Sanitariya. For English translation, see HYSAAV. Vol. 48(1), Pg. 62, 1983.
rabbit LD50 oral 200mg/kg (200mg/kg)   Southwestern Veterinarian. Vol. 27, Pg. 246, 1974.