Skip to Content
Skip to Content

Substance Information

Veebisisu kuva

Infocards are automatically generated based on industry data. What is an infocard?

Nitric acid

EC / List no.: 231-714-2

CAS no.: 7697-37-2

Mol. formula: HNO3

formula
GHS03: Oxidising GHS05: Corrosive

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (ATP07) approved by the European Union, this substance causes severe skin burns and eye damage and may intensify fire (oxidiser).

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance is toxic if inhaled and may be corrosive to metals.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 10 000 000 - 100 000 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: washing & cleaning products, fertilisers, polishes and waxes and air care products.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use as reactive substance.
This substance can be found in products with material based on: stone, plaster, cement, glass or ceramic (e.g. dishes, pots/pans, food storage containers, construction and isolation material).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: fertilisers, washing & cleaning products, metal surface treatment products, pH regulators and water treatment products, non-metal-surface treatment products and laboratory chemicals.
This substance is used in the following areas: agriculture, forestry and fishing, scientific research and development, building & construction work and municipal supply (e.g. electricity, steam, gas, water) and sewage treatment.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: food products, electrical, electronic and optical equipment and fabricated metal products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use as reactive substance.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: washing & cleaning products, pH regulators and water treatment products, metal surface treatment products, non-metal-surface treatment products and fertilisers.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, as processing aid, in processing aids at industrial sites, manufacturing of the substance and as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates).

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, washing & cleaning products, non-metal-surface treatment products, metal surface treatment products, water treatment chemicals, semiconductors and laboratory chemicals.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, electrical, electronic and optical equipment, food products, plastic products, metals and fabricated metal products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as processing aid, in processing aids at industrial sites, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), formulation of mixtures, of substances in closed systems with minimal release and manufacturing of the substance.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, formulation of mixtures, as processing aid, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and in processing aids at industrial sites.

The InfoCard summarises the non-confidential data on substances as held in the databases of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), including data provided by third parties. The InfoCard is automatically generated. Information requirements under different legislative frameworks may therefore not be up–to–date or complete. Substance manufacturers and importers are responsible for consulting official publications. This InfoCard is covered by the ECHA Legal Disclaimer.

ECHA logo about INFOCARD - Last updated: 08/10/2019

Categories Display


Route: .live2