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%
Nitric acid is heavily tied to fertilizer consumption with almost 80% of the global supply going ammonium nitrate fertilizers.
Up Stream Materials/Building Blocks:
Down Stream Materials Consuming Nitric Acid:
Ammonium nitrate (Ferlitilizer)
Adipic acid (ADA),
Toluene di-isocyanate (TDI),
Metal treatment, 2%.
Urea ammonium nitrate (UAN)
Flexible polyurethane foams ( furniture and carpet underlay)