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Sodium nitrite

Industrial Chemicals

Product Summary

Sodium nitrite comes in the form of white or off-white powdery crystals that gradually oxidize to sodium nitrate. It is hygroscopic and easily soluble in water (making the water solution alkaline). It is slightly soluble in alcohol and ether and forms brown nitric oxide when decomposed by acid.

Chemical formula

NaNO2

Shape

Powder

Packaging

25kg polyethylene bag, flexible container

Application

  • Antifoaming agent for butadiene
  • Pharmaceutical raw material (aminopyrine, sulpyrine antipyretic analgesic)
  • Foaming agent for polyvinyl chloride
  • Heat treatment (salt bath) agent
  • Metal surface preparation agent
  • Diazotization of azo dye
  • Manufacture of nitric oxide
  • Chemicals for rubber
  • Corrosion inhibitor (mixed with concrete, etc.)

Handling precautions

Subject to the Fire Service Act (hazardous material category 1) and Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act (deleterious substance)

Other

Liquid sodium nitrite is also available (content 38%, 40%)

Inquiry

Products Inquiry
  • Ube Industries, Ltd.
  • Chemicals Company,
    Engineering Plastics, Caprolactam and Industrial Chemicals Div.
    Caprolactam and Industrial Chemicals Marketing Dept.
  • Phone : +81(3)5419-6176
  • Fax : +81(3)5419-6256
  • Products Inquiry Form