Sodium nitrite is an inorganic sodium salt having nitrite as the counterion. Used as a food preservative and antidote to cyanide poisoning.
It has a role as an antimicrobial food preservative, an antihypertensive agent, a food antioxidant, a poison and an antidote to cyanide poisoning.
It is a nitrite salt and an inorganic sodium salt.
Sodium nitrite appears as a yellowish white crystalline solid. Noncombustible but will accelerate the burning of combustible material. If large quantities are involved in a fire or if the combustible material is finely divided, an explosion may result. If contaminated by ammonium compounds, spontaneous decomposition can occur and the resulting heat may ignite surrounding combustible material. Prolonged exposure heat may result in an explosion. Toxic oxides of nitrogen are produced in fires involving this material. Used as a food preservative, and to make other chemicals.
Nitrous acid (as sodium nitrite) is used as part of an intravenous mixture with sodium thiosulfate to treat cyanide poisoning. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medications needed in a basic health system. There is also research to investigate its applicability towards treatments for heart attacks, brain aneurysms, pulmonary hypertension in infants, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections.
Applications/Uses : Corrosion inhibitors and anti-scaling agents, Dyes, Intermediates, Lubricants and lubricant additives, Oxidizing/reducing agents, Plating agents and surface treating agents, Processing aids, not otherwise listed, Processing aids, specific to petroleum production chemical distribution, water treatment, Agricultural products (non-pesticidal), Building/construction materials not covered elsewhere, Cleaning and furnishing care products, Fuels and related products, Lubricants and greases, Metal products not covered elsewhere, Paints and coatings, Photographic supplies, film, and photo chemical, Plastic and rubber products not covered elsewhere,
Packing : : 25 KG BAGS
Minimum Quantity : 500 KGS