Nitric Acid:
Pure nitric acid is a colorless compound, but as it ages, it turns yellow-ish (due to decomposition into oxides of nitrogen and water). ACS: 69-70%

Fuming: 86+%


Market Dynamics:
Nitric acid is heavily tied to fertilizer consumption with almost 80% of the global supply going ammonium nitrate fertilizers.


Up Stream Materials/Building Blocks:
Air

Hydrogen

Natural gas 

Nitric oxide 

Nitrogen

Oxygen


Down Stream Materials Consuming Nitric Acid:

‚ÄčAmmonium nitrate (Ferlitilizer)

Adipic acid (ADA),

Toluene di-isocyanate (TDI),

Nitrobenzene,

Metal treatment, 2%.

Urea ammonium nitrate (UAN)

Nylon 6,6. 

Flexible polyurethane foams ( furniture and carpet underlay)