Ammonium Nitrate: Synthesis, Chemical Properties and Health Hazards


Donald C. Rivera (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000

Solid ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3) is widely used in explosives and fertilizers. Since one of these products should explode and the other should not decompose in an uncontrolled way, research done in other industries has been interested in how this compound can best be produced, handled, stored, and finally used.

The topics discussed in this book include the crystal structure, polymorphism and thermal behavior of ammonium nitrate; the phase transition of NH4NO3; the uptake, metabolism, toxicity, and effect of different nitrogen forms on growth in horticultural plants; and finally, the synthesis, chemical properties, health hazards and applications of NH4NO3. (Imprint: Novinka )



Table of Contents


Ammonium Nitrate: Crystal Structure, Polymorphism and Thermal Behavior
(Santiago García-Granda, Jose M. Montejo-Bernardo, Department of Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Oviedo, Asturias, Spain)

An Overview on the Phase Transition of Ammonium Nitrate
(Xin Guo, Yun-Hong Zhang, College of Science, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha, China, and others)

Uptake, Metabolism, Toxicity, and Effect on Growth of Different Nitrogen Forms in Horticultural Plants
(Sonali Jana, Byoung Ryong Jeong, Research Institute of Life Science, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, South Korea, and others)

Current Technologies and Future Trends in Ammonium Nitrate
(Hung Lin Lee, Tu Lee, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National Central University, Jhong-Li City, Taiwan R.O.C.)


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