Alternate Names: Niter, Saltpeter, KNO3
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Prepared by the interaction of sodium nitrate and potassium chloride. It is used in glazes, glass and enamels for its oxidizing and fluxing properties.
Oxidation enamels usually contain 2-4% potassium or sodium nitrate to maintain oxidizing conditions during smelting to prevent reduction of compounds such as lead or antimony. Enamels with niter thus tend to froth during melting.
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Potash Calcined, Calcined Potash
Hazards related to its use in ceramics and pottery industries
Potassium Carbonate, K2CO3, Pearlash
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