Chemical Database

Nitroglycerine

Identifications

  • Formula: C3H5N3O9
  • Formula: CH2NO3CHNO3CH2NO3
    Elements: Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen
  • CAS Number: 55-63-0
  • CCOHS Record Number: 456
  • RCRA Waste Number: P081
  • RTECS Number: QX2100000
  • Synonyms/Related:
    • 1,2,3-Propanetriol trinatrate
    • 1,2,3-Propanetriol trinitrate
    • 1,2,3-Propanetriol, trinitrate
    • 1,2,3-propanetrioltrinitrate
    • 1,2,3-Propanetriyl nitrate
    • 1,2,3-trinitrooxypropane
    • Adesitrin
    • Aldonitrin
    • Angibid
    • Anginine
    • Angiolingual
    • Angiplex
    • Anglix
    • Angonist
    • Angorin
    • Aquo-Trimitrosan
    • Blasting gelatin
    • Blasting oil
    • Buccal
    • Buccard
    • c0061
    • C07455
    • Cardabid
    • Cardamist
    • Cardinit
    • Cardiodisco
    • Chitamite
    • Colenitral
    • Corangin Nitrokapseln
    • Cordipatch
    • Corditrine
    • Coro-Nitro
    • D00515
    • Dauxona
    • Deponit
    • Deponit 5
    • Deponit TTS 10
    • Deponit TTS 5
    • Deponit-5
    • Diafusor
    • Discotrine
    • Epinitril
    • Gepan Nitroglicerin
    • Gilucor nitro
    • Gilustenon
    • Glonoin
    • Glycerin trinitrate
    • Glycerintrinitrate [Czech]
    • Glycerol (trinitrate de) [French]
    • Glycerol Nitric Acid Triester
    • Glycerol trinitrate
    • Glycerol(trinitrate de) [French]
    • Glycerol, nitric acid triester
    • Glyceroltrinitraat [Dutch]
    • Glyceryl
    • Glyceryl nitrate
    • Glyceryl trinitrate
    • Glycerylnitrat
    • Glytrin
    • GTN
    • GTN-Pohl
    • Herwicard
    • Herzer
    • Klavikordal
    • Lenitral
    • Lentonitrina
    • Mi-Trates
    • Millisrol
    • Minitram
    • Minitran
    • Minitran (TN)
    • Mionitrat
    • Myocon
    • Myoglycerin
    • Myovin
    • Natispray
    • Neos nitro OPT
    • NG
    • Niglin
    • Niglycon
    • Niong
    • Niong Retard
    • Nirmin
    • Nit-Ret
    • Nitora
    • Nitradisc
    • Nitradisc Pad
    • Nitradisc TTS
    • Nitrek
    • Nitric acid triester of gylcerol
    • Nitriderm TTS
    • Nitrine-TDC
    • Nitro Dur TTS
    • Nitro Mack Retard
    • Nitro Retard
    • Nitro Rorer
    • Nitro-Bid
    • Nitro-dur
    • Nitro-Dur 10
    • Nitro-Dur 5
    • Nitro-Gesanit Retard
    • Nitro-lent
    • Nitro-M-Bid
    • Nitro-Mack Retard
    • Nitro-Par
    • Nitro-Pflaster
    • Nitro-Span
    • Nitro-Time
    • Nitroard
    • Nitrobaat
    • NitroBid
    • Nitrobid Oint
    • Nitrobukal
    • Nitrocap
    • NitrocapT.D.
    • Nitrocerin
    • Nitrocine
    • Nitrocine 5
    • Nitroclyn
    • Nitrocontin
    • Nitrocontin Continus
    • NitroCor
    • Nitrocot
    • Nitroderm
    • Nitroderm TTS
    • Nitroderm TTS Ext
    • Nitroderm TTS-5
    • Nitrodisc
    • Nitrodyl
    • Nitrodyl TTS
    • Nitrogard
    • Nitrogard-SR
    • Nitroglicerina [Italian]
    • Nitroglicerina [Spanish]
    • Nitrogliceryna [Polish]
    • Nitroglin
    • Nitroglycerin
    • Nitroglycerin (JAN/USP)
    • Nitroglycerin (NG)
    • Nitroglycerin mixture with >2% but not >10% nitroglycerin, by mass, desensitized [UN3319] [Flammable solid]
    • Nitroglycerin mixture with more than 2% but not more than 10% Nitroglycerin, desensitized
    • Nitroglycerin mixture, desensitized, liquid, flammable, n.o.s. with not more than 30 percent nitroglycerin, by mass
    • Nitroglycerin mixture, desensitized, liquid, flammable, n.o.s., with not more than 30% Nitroglycerin
    • Nitroglycerin mixture, desensitized, liquid, n.o.s. with not more than 30% nitroglycerin, by mass
    • Nitroglycerin mixture, desensitized, liquid, n.o.s., with not more than 30% Nitroglycerin
    • Nitroglycerin mixture, desensitized, solid, n.o.s. with more than 2 percent but not more than 10 percent nitroglycerin, by mass
    • Nitroglycerin mixture, desensitized, solid, n.o.s., with more than 2% but not more than 10% Nitroglycerin
    • Nitroglycerin solution in alcohol with not more than 1 percent nitroglycerin
    • Nitroglycerin [USAN:JAN]
    • Nitroglycerin, desensitized with not <40% non-volatile water insoluble phlegmatizer, by mass [UN0143] [Explosive 1.1D, Poison]
    • Nitroglycerin, desensitized with not less than 40 percent non-volatile water insoluble phlegmatizer, by mass
    • Nitroglycerin, liquid, not desensitized
    • Nitroglycerin, liquid, not desensitized [Forbidden]
    • Nitroglycerin, solution in alcohol with > 5% but not > 10% nitroglycerin
    • Nitroglycerin, solution in alcohol, with >1% but not >10% nitroglycerin [UN0144] [Explosive 1.1D]
    • Nitroglycerin, solution in alcohol, with >1% but not >5% nitroglycerin [UN3064] [Flammable liquid]
    • Nitroglycerin, solution in alcohol, with more than 1 percent but not more than 10 percent nitrogylcerin
    • Nitroglycerin, solution in alcohol, with more than 1 percent but not more than 5 percent nitroglycerin
    • Nitroglycerin, solution in alcohol, with more than 1% but not more than 5% Nitroglycerin
    • Nitroglycerin, solution in alcohol, with not >1% nitroglycerin [UN1204] [Flammable liquid]
    • Nitroglycerin, solution in alcohol, with not more than 1% Nitroglycerin
    • Nitroglycerin, spirits of
    • Nitroglycerin-ACC
    • Nitroglycerine
    • Nitroglycerine [French]
    • nitroglycerins
    • Nitroglycerol
    • Nitroglyn
    • Nitroject
    • Nitrol (pharmaceutical)
    • Nitrol Ointment
    • Nitrolan
    • Nitroletten
    • Nitrolin
    • Nitrolingual
    • Nitrolingual Spray
    • Nitrolowe
    • Nitromack Retard
    • Nitromel
    • Nitromex
    • Nitromint
    • Nitromint Aerosol
    • Nitromint Retard
    • Nitronal Aqueous
    • Nitronet
    • Nitrong
    • Nitrong parenteral
    • Nitrong Retard
    • Nitrong-SR
    • Nitropatch
    • Nitropen
    • Nitropercuten
    • Nitroperlinit
    • Nitroplast
    • Nitroprol
    • Nitropront
    • Nitroprontan
    • Nitrorectal
    • Nitroretard
    • Nitrorex
    • Nitrospan
    • Nitrostabilin
    • Nitrostat
    • Nitrovis
    • Nitrozell retard
    • NK-843
    • NTG
    • NTS
    • Nysconitrine
    • Percutol
    • Percutol Oint.
    • Perganit
    • Perglottal
    • Perlinganit
    • Plastranit
    • Polnitrin
    • propane-1,2,3-triyl trinitrate
    • Propanetriol Trinitrate
    • Ratiopharm
    • SDM No. 17
    • SK-106N
    • Solution glyceryl trinitrate
    • Soup
    • Spirit of glonoin
    • Spirit of glyceryl trinitrate
    • Spirit of trinitroglycerin
    • Spirits of Nitroglycerin, (1 to 10%)
    • Susadrin
    • Suscard
    • Sustonit
    • Temponitrin
    • Top-Nitro
    • Transderm-N TTS
    • Transderm-Nitro TTS
    • Transiderm-nitro
    • Tridil
    • Tridil sublin
    • Trinalgon
    • Trinipatch
    • Triniplas
    • Trinitrate 1,2,3-propanetriol
    • Trinitrin
    • Trinitrina Erba
    • Trinitrine Simple Laleuf
    • Trinitroglicerina Fabra
    • Trinitroglycerin
    • Trinitroglycerine
    • Trinitroglycerol
    • Trinitrol
    • Trinitron
    • Trinitrosan
    • Turicard
    • Vasoglyn
    • Vasolator
    • Vernies
    • Willong

Properties

  • Incompatiblities:
    • acids
    • heat
    • ozone
    • shock

Health & Regulatory Guidelines

  • EPA Regulations:
    • Reportable Quantity: 10 Lbs
  • NFPA 704 Rating:
    • Health Hazardard Rating: 2
    • Fire Hazardard Rating: 2
    • Reactivity Hazardard Rating: 4
  • NIOSH Guidelines:
    • STEL: mg/m3
    • IDLH: mg/m3
    • Conversion: 1 PPM = mg/m3@ 25°C & 1ATM
  • OSHA Regulations:
  • Health Risks: Harmful
  • Notes: An OSHA Class A Explosive (1910.109).

49 CFR 172.101 - Hazardous Materials Table

symHazardous materials description and proper shipping namesHaz class or divID#PGLCSpec prov §172.102Pack §173Qty limitVessel
ExcepNon BulkBulkPass air/railCargo air onlyLocOther
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)(7)(8A)(8B)(8C)(9A)(9B)(10A)(10B)
Current as of Oct. 6, 2011
Glyceryl trinitrate, see Nitroglycerin, etcForbidForbid
Nitroglycerin mixture, desensitized, liquid, flammable, n.o.s. with not more than 30 percent nitroglycerin, by mass3UN33433129None214NoneForbidForbidD
Nitroglycerin mixture, desensitized, liquid, n.o.s. with not more than 30% nitroglycerin, by mass3UN3357II3142None202243ForbidForbidE
Nitroglycerin mixture, desensitized, solid, n.o.s. with more than 2 percent but not more than 10 percent nitroglycerin, by mass4.1UN3319II4.1118NoneNoneNoneForbidForbidE
Nitroglycerin solution in alcohol with not more than 1 percent nitroglycerin3UN1204II3IB2, N34150202NoneForbidForbidB
Nitroglycerin, liquid, not desensitizedForbiddenForbidForbid
Nitroglycerin, solution in alcohol, with more than 1 percent but not more than 5 percent nitroglycerin3UN3064II3N8None202NoneForbidForbidE

2008 Emergency Response Guidebook Information

Produced by the US DOT the ERG is designed to aid first responders in quickly identifying specific or generic hazards of materials involved in an incident and protecting themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of an incident.

UN#GuideName of MaterialISOH20 ReactTIH Gas(es)
Current as of: Oct. 2, 2011
1204127Nitroglycerin, solution in alcohol, with not more than 1% NitroglycerinNoNo 
3064127Nitroglycerin, solution in alcohol, with more than 1% but not more than 5% NitroglycerinNoNo 
3319113Nitroglycerin mixture with more than 2% but not more than 10% Nitroglycerin, desensitizedNoNo 
3319113Nitroglycerin mixture, desensitized, solid, n.o.s., with more than 2% but not more than 10% NitroglycerinNoNo 
3343113Nitroglycerin mixture, desensitized, liquid, flammable, n.o.s., with not more than 30% NitroglycerinNoNo 
3357113Nitroglycerin mixture, desensitized, liquid, n.o.s., with not more than 30% NitroglycerinNoNo 

Related Resources

  • USDOT Hazardous Materials Table 49 CFR 172.101
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  • 2008 ERG (Emergency Response Guidebook)
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  • US DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Placards
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Editor's note: Some chemicals in this database contain more information than others due to the original reason this information was collected and how the compilation was accomplished.

While working with material safety data sheets (MSDS), I found that manufacturers sometimes used obscure names for constituent chemicals and I didn't always have a good idea of what I was dealing with. To resolve this problem, over the years, I compiled chemical names and identifiers into a personal database, cross referencing regulatory and health safety information when possible. Colleagues and friends eventually started suggesting that I make my data available on this website so that others could benefit from my efforts -- which I finally did in 2004. The more common, regulated and/or hazardous a chemical is, the more information I will have likely collected it.

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Reference Sources

Data for this database was compiled from: hundreds of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) of common industrial and household products; the Hazardous Materials Table from the United States "Code of Federal Regulations" title 49 section 172.101; the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards; the US DOT 1996, 2000 & 2004 Emergency Response Guidebooks; U.S. National Library of Medicine and many other related resources.

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