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Sodium Nitrite (100g, 500g, 1kg)

Sodium Nitrite (100g, 500g, 1kg)


Sodium nitrite is the inorganic compound with the chemical formula NaNO2. It is a useful precursor to a variety of organic compounds, such as pharmaceuticals, dyes, and pesticides, but it is probably best known as a food additive to prevent botulism.

CAS NO:7632-00-0

Form: Powder
Color: colorless or yellow crystal,
Solubility: Soluble in water
Stability:Stable at room temperature in closed containers

  • The main use of sodium nitrite is for the industrial production of organonitrogen compounds
  • Sodium nitrite is an effective corrosion inhibitor and is used as an additive in industrial greases
  • It is used in a variety of metallurgical applications, for phosphatizing and detinning.


  • In Medicine sodium nitrite is used together with sodium thiosulfate to treat cyanide poisoning
  • Sodium nitrite is responsible for the desirable red color (or shaded pink) of meat.Very little nitrite is needed to induce this change.
  • Sodium nitrite acts as an antioxidant in a mechanism similar to the one responsible for the coloring affect.
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