Ammonium nitrate fertilizers, with phosphate or potash

Formula
Unspecified
Description
Grayish-white solids in the form of prills.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
57608-40-9
UN (DOT)
2070
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA

Properties.

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Land spill: Dig a pit, pond, lagoon, holding area to contain liquid or solid material. Cover solids with a plastic sheet to prevent dissolving in rain or fire fighting water. Dike surface flow using soil, sand bags, foamed polyurethane, or foamed concrete. Water spill: Use natural barriers or oil spill control booms to limit spill travel. Use natural deep water pockets, excavated lagoons, or sand bag barriers to trap material at bottom. Remove trapped material with suction hoses.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
If mixed with alkyl esters, owing to the formation of alkyl nitrates Mixtures with phosphorus, tin(II) chloride or other reducing agents

Fire.
Fire fighting
Flood with water. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible.
Fire potential
May explode from friction, heat or contamination. These substances will accelerate burning when involved in a fire.
Hazards
May ignite combustibles (wood, paper, oil, clothing, etc.). Some will react explosively with hydrocarbons (fuels).
Combustion products
Toxic and irritating oxides of nitrogen may form in fires.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See Inhalation.
   Inhalation
May cause severe injury, burns, or death.
   Skin
See Inhalation.
   Eyes
See Inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move to fresh air.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Immediately flush skin or eyes with running water for at least 20 minutes.
   Eyes
Flush with water for 15 min.

Transport.
UN number
2070
Response guide
Hazard class
5.1
USCG CHRIS Code
ANP
 
Std. Transport #
4918698