Sodium Hydrosulfite is a powerful reducing agent commonly used in a variety of industries. With its ability to rapidly reduce and remove oxygen, it is highly effective in numerous applications, including textile bleaching, pulp and paper processing, and water treatment. This versatile compound provides an efficient solution for oxygen-sensitive processes, ensuring optimal results every time.
Other Names: Sodium dithionite, Sodium sulfoxylate
CAS Number: 7775-14-6
Chemical Formula: Na₂S₂O₄
Average Molar Mass: Approximately 174.11 g/mol
Density: Approximately 2.27 g/cm³ (anhydrous)
Appearance: White to off-white crystalline powder
Odor: Sulfurous, characteristic odor
Applications and Uses:
Commonly used as a reducing agent in various chemical processes.
Applied in textile and garment industries for bleaching and color stripping.
Utilized in the paper industry for the reduction of chromophores in pulp.
Plays a role in water treatment processes for the removal of certain contaminants.
Used in the food industry for the reduction of color in certain food products.
Employed in the photographic industry as a developing agent.
Functions as a decolorizing agent in the production of certain chemicals.
Storage and Handling Guidelines:
Store in a cool, dry place.
Protect from moisture and incompatible substances.
Keep containers tightly closed.
Avoid contact with strong acids, bases, and reducing agents.
Irritating to eyes, skin, and respiratory system. Handle with care.
Use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing.
In case of contact, rinse thoroughly with water and seek medical attention if necessary.
Follow established safety protocols and guidelines.
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