Nitrous acid, potassium salt; Potassium nitrite; UN1488; [ChemIDplus]
Nitrates and Nitrites
White to slightly yellow granules; [CHEMINFO MSDS]
Used as a food preservative, analytical reagent, and medicine; Used to synthesize organic chemicals; [HSDB]
Strong irritant of the skin and eyes; As an oxidizer, it enhances burning of combustible materials; [CHEMINFO MSDS] Has caused cases of methemoglobinemia when well water was contaminated by fertilizer; [HSDB] See "NITRATES and NITRITES."
LC50 (mice) = 85,000 mg/m3/2H
MetHgb is secondary toxic effect
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