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Need a Nital Solution?
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You can buy nital solution from our online chemical shop in 500ml and 5L containers. You can also download the full MSDS from this page.
Order nital solution online today where you can get nationwide next-day delivery and discounts on bulk orders. We also have extra, industry-leading services available on all products, including personalised labelling, customisable packaging and the choice of specific pack sizes. Simply contact us for further information.
What is a Nital Solution?
A nital solution is a solution containing nitric acid and alcohol. It is typically used for the routine etching of metals. This product is particularly suitable to reveal the microstructure of carbon steels.
The type of alcohol used to prepare this solution can be ethanol, methanol or methylated spirits. The type of alcohol used may significantly influence how this solution can be used and what safety procedures will be needed.
It is important to note that when ethanol and nitric acid are mixed together, the solution is potentially explosive. This occurs when the concentration of nitric acid exceeds 10% (by weight). Therefore, a solution greater than 5% should not be stored in a closed container.
If methanol is used in the solution, the potential for explosion is very small as methanol is not prone to exploding. However, it is a very toxic substance and because of this, care should be taken when handling this chemical.
In general, nital solution is:
- Toxic if ingested, inhaled or if it comes into contact with the skin
- Potentially able to have irreversible effects
- Avoid heat, flames and other sources of ignition
- Avoid contact with alkali metals and strong oxidising compounds
- Should be disposed of according to local authority requirements
- Solutions, especially if above 5%, should not be stored in closed or cold conditions to reduce the risk of explosion
Get that perfect etch with a nital solution that is backed by a 100% quality guarantee. At ReAgent, we strive to offer all our customers a friendly service and always go the extra mile to ensure your needs are being met.
In addition to nital solution, we offer a wide range of products, from test kits and petrochemicals to pharmaceuticals and bespoke solutions. If needed, we can manufacture according to the highest standards including various Pharmacopoeias like NIST, ASTM EP, BP. CP and USP.
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|BulkCode||Hazard Statement Code||Description|
|2420||H290||May be corrosive to metals.|
|2420||H315||Causes skin irritation.|
|2420||H318||Causes serious eye damage.|
|2420||H371||May cause damage to organs .|
|2420||H225||Highly flammable liquid and vapour.|
|2420||H332||Harmful if inhaled.|
|BulkCode||Precautionary Statement Code||Description|
|2420||P260||Do not breathe vapour/ spray.|
|2420||P280||Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face protection.|
|2420||P305+P351+P338||IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.|
|2420||P501||Dispose of contents/ container in accordance with local regulations.|
|2420||P210||Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking.|
|2420||P270||Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.|
|ADR/RID Shipping Name||FLAMMABLE LIQUID, CORROSIVE, N.O.S. (CONTAINS ETHANOL AND NITRIC ACID)|
|ADR/RID Shipping Class||3|
|ADR/RID Packing Group||II|
The following files are available to download:
|Product ID||Product||post_status||Bulk||Download SDS File|
|5066||Nital Solution||publish||2420||https://www.chemicals.co.uk/uploads/documents/44 - 2420 - SDS11216.pdf|