Ammonium Nitrates Medical Grade

Ammonium Nitrates Medical Grade

A century of expertise in nitrogen chemistry brings you high quality Medical Ammonium Nitrate.

As a leading manufacturer of nitrates in the world, Yara’s product range includes several grades of ammonium nitrate. Because most ammonium nitrate does not meet the quality required for surgical applications, for pharmaceutical use (propellant) or for dental use (dental surgery), Yara has developed a product specifically tailored to the needs of healthcare professionals.

Ammonium nitrate is a key component in the production of nitrous oxide (also known as Dinitrogen moNOxide, N₂O or laughing gas) for healthcare use. Nitrous oxide is used in the health sector around the world as:

  • Analgesic in surgery and dentistry
  • Anesthetics in surgery and dentistry
  • Used as a propellant for drugs packaged in aerosols
Mark Ridings
Mark Ridings
Commercial Director

Reliable supply

Your reliable supplier around the world

The gas industry that produces nitrous oxide requires a constant supply of ammonium nitrate. In turn, hospitals and pharmaceutical manufacturers depend on a reliable supply of nitrous oxide (N₂O or laughing gas). The Health Professionals and gas industry both have strict expectations in terms of reliability of supply.

Our factory in Rostock (Germany) produces solid ammonium nitrate medical grade for the manufacture of nitrous oxide internationally (Asia, Africa, Americas). Given its high level of purity, solid ammonium nitrate produced in Yara’s Rostock plant, is ideally suited for use in surgical, dental and pharmaceutical industries. Solid ammonium nitrate is an economical solution and easy to transport.

With its comprehensive logistics network across the world and as the largest producer of nitrate, Yara is ideally positioned to provide you with ammonium nitrate when you need it, wherever you are. This is why major industrial gas companies have chosen Yara’s ammonium nitrate for the manufacture of their medical nitrous oxide. Yara provides its customers ammonium nitrate in 40 countries around the world.

For your medical gas, choose the purity of Yara’s ammonium nitrate

Whether you are a gas or a hospital, you want to be sure of the origin and purity of the product you use. Yara, the world leader in nitrogen chemicals with over 100 years of expertise in this industry provides you with AN (NH4NO3) you can trust. 99.99% pure, Yara’s ammonium nitrate medical grade meets the expectations in terms of purity of the entire value chain, including:

  • The gas company that transforms ammonium nitrate medical into nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
  • The hospital that uses gas as an analgesic in surgical operations
  • The pharmaceutical company that uses gas as a propellant for drugs
  • The patient who inhales the gas before an operation and expects therefore an efficient and high-purity product

Safe handling

Ammonium nitrate medical grade is not dangerous to handle and cannot ignite or explode spontaneously. If ammonium nitrate is exposed to a source of heat or fire, it will decompose and emit toxic fumes.

Dos Don'ts
  • Use only approved electrical equipment
  • Use safety warning symbols
  • Always keep record of what is in storage
  • Have storage instructions readily available
  • Train workers in safe handling and emergencies
  • First in, first out product movement
  • Good housekeeping practices
  • Free access to emergency equipment and escape ways
  • For maintenance work, manager’s approval is required and follow correct procedures
  • Use only approved electrical equipment
  • Use safety warning symbols
  • Label ammonium nitrate bags and bins correctly
  • Carry out safety inspections
  • No entry for unauthorised persons
  • No smoking or use of open fire
  • No gas bottles, oil drums and oil tanks, or fuel filling station in the vicinity of ammonium nitrate
  • No hot wire lamps, use fluorescence type lamps avoiding contact with ammonium nitrate
  • No heat source in contact with ammonium nitrate
  • No hot work unless authorised and done under strict control
  • No contamination of ammonium nitrate with combustible and organic materials, oil and grease, acids and alkalis
  • No use of sawdust for drying wet floors, use inert material instead