About Nitrates

Nitrates are readily soluble in water at standard temperature and pressure; for this reason they are often used when a water soluble salt of a metal is needed. Many nitrates are used as agricultural fertilizers, as plants require the nitrogen they contain to develop and produce seeds. Lightning and radiation create nitrates in the atmosphere, and rain carries it to the ground. Chile's Atacama Desert is the world's leading supplier of the mineralized form of nitrates. Approximately 86 percent of nitrates produced in the United States is used for fertilizer, though the chemicals have other uses.

Some important inorganic nitrates are potassium nitrate (KNO3), sodium nitrate (NaNO3), and silver nitrate (AgNO3). Calcium nitrate is used in fertilizers; barium and strontium nitrates are used to color fireworks and signal flares; bismuth nitrate is used in making pharmaceuticals. Potassium nitrate, also known as saltpeter, is the key ingredient in gunpowder.

American Elements manufactures multiple forms of nitrate compounds including solutions, nanopowders, submicron, and -325 mesh powders, and high surface area materials with particle distribution and particle size controlled and certified. We also produce larger -40 mesh, -100 mesh, -200 mesh range sizes and <0.5 mm, 2 mm, 5 mm and other sizes of shot, granules, lump, flake and pieces. Purities include 99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999% and 99.9999% (2N, 3N, 4N, 5N and 6N).

American Elements maintains industrial scale production for all its nitrate products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.

Nitrates Products

Aluminum Nitrate Cesium Chloride Buffer Solution Aluminum Nitrate Hydrate Aluminum Nitrate Nonahydrate
Aluminum Nitrate Solution Antimony Nitrate Antimony Nitrate Solution
Arsenic Nitrate Solution Barium Nitrate Barium Nitrate Hydrate
Barium Nitrate Solution Beryllium Nitrate Beryllium Nitrate Solution
Beryllium Nitrate Trihydrate Bismuth Nitrate Bismuth Nitrate Oxide
Bismuth Nitrate Solution Bismuth Subnitrate Bismuth Subnitrate Monohydrate
Bismuth(III) Nitrate Hydrate Cadmium Nitrate Cadmium Nitrate Solution
Calcium Nitrate Calcium Nitrate Hydrate Calcium Nitrate Solution
Calcium Nitrate Tetrahydrate Cerium Ammonium Nitrate Cerium Nitrate
Cerium Nitrate Solution Cerium(III) Ammonium Nitrate Tetrahydrate Cerium(III) Nitrate Hexahydrate
Cerium(IV) Nitrate Cesium Nitrate Cesium Nitrate Solution
Chromium Nitrate Chromium Nitrate Solution Cobalt Nitrate
Cobalt Nitrate Hexahydrate Cobalt Nitrate Solution Copper Nitrate Solution
Copper(II) Nitrate Copper(II) Nitrate Hemi(pentahydrate) Copper(II) Nitrate Hydrate
Copper(II) Nitrate Trihydrate Copper(II) Nitrate/Ammonium Chloride Dysprosium Nitrate
Dysprosium Nitrate Hydrate Dysprosium Nitrate Pentahydrate Dysprosium Nitrate Solution
Dysprosium(III) Nitrate Hexahydrate Erbium Nitrate Erbium Nitrate Solution
Erbium(III) Nitrate Pentahydrate Europium Magnesium Nitrate Europium Nitrate Hydrate
Europium Nitrate Solution Europium(III) Nitrate Hexahydrate Europium(III) Nitrate Pentahydrate
Ferric Nitrate Ferric Nitrate/Ferric Chloride Combination Patina Gadolinium Nitrate
Gadolinium Nitrate Hexahydrate Gadolinium Nitrate Pentahydrate Gadolinium Nitrate Solution
Gadolinium(III) Nitrate Hydrate Gallium Nitrate Gallium Nitrate Solution
Gallium(III) Nitrate Hydrate Germanium Nitrate Gold Nitrate
Gold Nitrate Solution Hafnium Nitrate Hafnium Nitrate Solution
Hafnium Oxynitrate Dihydrate Hexaamminecobalt(III) Nitrate Holmium Nitrate
Holmium Nitrate Solution Indium Nitrate Indium Nitrate Hydrate
Indium Nitrate Solution Iron Nitrate Iron Nitrate Solution
Iron(III) Nitrate Nonahydrate Lanthanum Nitrate Lanthanum Nitrate Hexahydrate
Lanthanum Nitrate Solution Lanthanum(III) Nitrate Hydrate Lanthanum-rich Lanthanide Nitrate
Lead 207 Nitrate Isotope Lead Nitrate Lead(II) Nitrate Solution
Lithium Nitrate Lithium Nitrate Solution Lutetium Nitrate Solution
Lutetium(III) Nitrate Hexahydrate Lutetium(III) Nitrate Hydrate Magnesium Nitrate
Magnesium Nitrate Solution Manganese Nitrate Solution Manganese(II) Nitrate
Manganese(II) Nitrate Hexahydrate Manganese(II) Nitrate Hydrate Manganese(II) Nitrate Tetrahydrate
Mercury(I) Nitrate Mercury(I) Nitrate Dihydrate Mercury(II) Nitrate Monohydrate
Mercury(II) Nitrate Solution Neodymium Nitrate Neodymium Nitrate Solution
Neodymium(III) Nitrate Hexahydrate Neodymium(III) Nitrate Hydrate Nickel Nitrate Solution
Nickel(II) Nitrate Hexahydrate Palladium(II) Nitrate Palladium(II) Nitrate Dihydrate
Palladium(II) Nitrate Hydrate Palladium(II) Nitrate Solution Platinum Nitrate Solution
Platinum(IV) Nitrate Potassium Nitrate Potassium Nitrate Solution
Praseodymium Nitrate Praseodymium Nitrate Solution Rhodium Nitrate
Rhodium Nitrate Dihydrate Rhodium Nitrate Solution Rubidium Nitrate
Rubidium Nitrate Solution Ruthenium Nitrate Ruthenium Nitrate Solution
Ruthenium(III) Nitrosylnitrate Ruthenium(III) Nitrosylnitrate Solution Samarium Nitrate
Samarium Nitrate Solution Scandium Nitrate Scandium Nitrate Solution
Scandium(III) Nitrate Hydrate Silver Nitrate Silver Nitrate on Silica Gel
Silver Nitrate Solution Sodium Nitrate Sodium Nitrate Solution
Strontium Nitrate Strontium Nitrate Solution Tantalum Nitrate
Tellurium Nitrate Tellurium Nitrate Solution Terbium Nitrate Solution
Terbium(III) Nitrate Hexahydrate Terbium(III) Nitrate Hydrate Terbium(III) Nitrate Pentahydrate
Tetraamminepalladium(II) Nitrate Solution Thallium Nitrate Thallium Nitrate Solution
Thallium(III) Nitrate Trihydrate Thulium Nitrate Hexahydrate Thulium Nitrate Solution
Thulium(III) Nitrate Pentahydrate Tin Nitrate Solution Tin(IV) Nitrate
Titanium Nitrate Titanium Nitrate Solution Ytterbium Nitrate Solution
Ytterbium(III) Nitrate Hydrate Ytterbium(III) Nitrate Pentahydrate Yttrium Nitrate
Yttrium Nitrate Solution Yttrium(III) Nitrate Hydrate Yttrium(III) Nitrate Tetrahydrate
Zinc Nitrate Zinc Nitrate Hexahydrate Zinc Nitrate Solution
Zirconium Nitrate Solution Zirconium Oxynitrate Solution Zirconium(IV) Nitrate
Zirconyl Nitrate

Recent Research & Development for Nitrates

Sonochemical synthesis and characterization of new seven coordinated zinc, cadmium and mercury nitrate complexes: New precursors for nanostructure metal oxides., S Jahromi, Mojahedi, Montazerozohori M, Masoudiasl A, Houshyar E, Joohari S, and White J M. , Ultrason Sonochem, 2018 Mar, Volume 41, p.590-599, (2018)

The discrimination of 72 nitrate, chlorate and perchlorate salts using IR and Raman spectroscopy., Zapata, Félix, and García-Ruiz Carmen , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2018 Jan 15, Volume 189, p.535-542, (2018)

Ingested nitrate and nitrite, disinfection by-products, and pancreatic cancer risk in postmenopausal women., Quist, Arbor J. L., Inoue-Choi Maki, Weyer Peter J., Anderson Kristin E., Cantor Kenneth P., Krasner Stuart, Freeman Laura E. Beane, Ward Mary H., and Jones Rena R. , Int J Cancer, 2018 Jan 15, Volume 142, Issue 2, p.251-261, (2018)

Effects of airborne ammonium and nitrate pollution strongly differ in peat bogs, but symbiotic nitrogen fixation remains unaffected., van den Elzen, Eva, van den Berg Leon J. L., van der Weijden Bas, Fritz Christian, Sheppard Lucy J., and Lamers Leon P. M. , Sci Total Environ, 2018 Jan 01, Volume 610-611, p.732-740, (2018)

Ultrasound-assisted facile one-pot sequential synthesis of novel sulfonamide-isoxazoles using cerium (IV) ammonium nitrate (CAN) as an efficient oxidant in aqueous medium., Alaoui, Soukaina, Driowya Mohsine, Demange Luc, Benhida Rachid, and Bougrin Khalid , Ultrason Sonochem, 2018 Jan, Volume 40, Issue Pt A, p.289-297, (2018)

Isotope and microbiome data provide complementary information to identify natural nitrate attenuation processes in groundwater., Del Amo, Elena Hernández, Menció Anna, Gich Frederic, Mas-Pla Josep, and Bañeras Lluis , Sci Total Environ, 2018 Feb 01, Volume 613-614, p.579-591, (2018)

Comparative evaluation of thermal decomposition behavior and thermal stability of powdered ammonium nitrate under different atmosphere conditions., Yang, Man, Chen Xianfeng, Wang Yujie, Yuan Bihe, Niu Yi, Zhang Ying, Liao Ruoyu, and Zhang Zumin , J Hazard Mater, 2017 Sep 05, Volume 337, p.10-19, (2017)

Slow magnetic relaxation in luminescent mononuclear dysprosium(iii) and erbium(iii) pentanitrate complexes with the same LnO10 coordination geometry., Chen, Lei, Zhou JianJun, Yuan Aihua, and Song You , Dalton Trans, 2017 Nov 21, Volume 46, Issue 45, p.15812-15818, (2017)

Zero-valent iron-facilitated reduction of nitrate: Chemical kinetics and reaction pathways., Zhang, Yiping, Douglas Grant B., Pu Long, Zhao Quanlin, Tang Yan, Xu Wei, Luo Bihuan, Hong Wei, Cui Lili, and Ye Zhengfang , Sci Total Environ, 2017 Nov 15, Volume 598, p.1140-1150, (2017)

Groundwater nitrate reduction versus dissolved gas production: A tale of two catchments., McAleer, E B., Coxon C E., Richards K G., Jahangir M M. R., Grant J, and Mellander Per E. , Sci Total Environ, 2017 May 15, Volume 586, p.372-389, (2017)

Analysis of the acute response of Galleria mellonella larvae to potassium nitrate., Maguire, Ronan, Kunc Martin, Hyrsl Pavel, and Kavanagh Kevin , Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol, 2017 May, Volume 195, p.44-51, (2017)

Chemical Morphology of Frozen Mixed Nitrate-Salt Solutions., Morenz, Karen J., and D Donaldson James , J Phys Chem A, 2017 Mar 16, Volume 121, Issue 10, p.2166-2171, (2017)

Electronic structure and spectral properties of terbium(III) nitrate complex with hexamethylphosphoramide., Kharchenko, Valerii I., Kurbatov Ilya A., Cherednichenko Alexander I., Mirochnik Anatoly G., and Zhikhareva Polina A. , Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc, 2017 Mar 05, Volume 174, p.297-300, (2017)

Performance and microbial communities of completely autotrophic denitrification in a bioelectrochemically-assisted constructed wetland system for nitrate removal., Xu, Dan, Xiao Enrong, Xu Peng, Zhou Yin, He Feng, Zhou Qiaohong, Xu Dong, and Wu Zhenbin , Bioresour Technol, 2017 Mar, Volume 228, p.39-46, (2017)

Changes of sodium nitrate, nitrite, and N-nitrosodiethylamine during in vitro human digestion., Kim, Hyeong Sang, and Hur Sun Jin , Food Chem, 2017 Jun 15, Volume 225, p.197-201, (2017)