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
Cadmium Nitrate Cadmium Nitrate Solution Calcium Nitrate
Calcium Nitrate Hydrate Calcium Nitrate Solution Calcium Nitrate Tetrahydrate
Cerium Ammonium Nitrate Cerium Nitrate Cerium Nitrate Hexahydrate
Cerium Nitrate Solution Cerium(III) Ammonium Nitrate Tetrahydrate 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

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)

Stable isotopic composition of perchlorate and nitrate accumulated in plants: Hydroponic experiments and field data., Estrada, Nubia Luz, Böhlke J K., Sturchio Neil C., Gu Baohua, Harvey Greg, Burkey Kent O., Grantz David A., McGrath Margaret T., Anderson Todd A., Rao Balaji, et al. , Sci Total Environ, 2017 Oct 01, Volume 595, p.556-566, (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)

Biogas-based denitrification in a biotrickling filter: Influence of nitrate concentration and hydrogen sulfide., López, Juan C., Porca Estefanía, Collins Gavin, Pérez Rebeca, Rodríguez-Alija Alberto, Muñoz Raúl, and Quijano Guillermo , Biotechnol Bioeng, 2017 Mar, Volume 114, Issue 3, p.665-673, (2017)

Groundwater nitrate pollution and human health risk assessment by using HHRA model in an agricultural area, NE China., Zhai, Yuanzheng, Zhao Xiaobing, Teng Yanguo, Li Xiao, Zhang Junjun, Wu Jin, and Zuo Rui , Ecotoxicol Environ Saf, 2017 Mar, Volume 137, p.130-142, (2017)