Sodium Nitrate

Sodium nitrate is a chemical compound, this salt is also known as Chile saltpeter or Peru saltpeter to distinguish it from ordinary saltpeter, potassium nitrate.  Sodium nitrate is a white solid which is very soluble in water.

It is used in the production of fertilizers, pyrotechnics, glass and pottery enamels, food preservatives (esp. meats), and solid rocket propellant.


Molecular formula NaNO3
Purity ≥ 9850%
Heavy Metal ≤ 10 ppm
Sodium Acetate Trihydrate ≤ 3%
Moisture ≤ 2%


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