Everything you must know about Sodium Hydrosulfite

Sodium Hydrosulfite is a versatile chemical used in the manufacturing of many products, which we use in our daily life. It is the sodium salt of dithionic acid, also known as Dithionite.

Many industries like the textile, leather, photographic, polymers, cleaners, and environmental improvement, rely heavily on this chemical for production. It is used while performing different physiology experiments as well.

Main usage areas of Sodium Hydrosulfite

Sodium Hydrosulfite is used in many industrial applications, because it works as a reducing agent by donating one or more electrons.
It also works as a sulfonating agent by adding sulfur to another chemical compound.

It also plays the role of a cation source by adding a cation or sodium.

It is one of the safest and most cost-effective reducing agent used for the reduction of vat dyes and sulfur containing dyes.
If you are planning on buying it, you must read the information given below, in order to get a better understanding of its storage, handling, and usage guidelines.

Safety Precautions:

It is necessary to use this chemical where there is enough ventilation. It must be kept away from heat and water. This product is designed for industrial usage only, and must be purchased by an authentic manufacturer only.

Storage and Handling:

Sodium Hydrosulfite comes in a solid white crystalline powder form, and it is easy to transport. It can be stored for an extended period of time because of its stability, yet it must be stored with caution.

Always remember to store it in a cool, dry and ventilated area. Personnel must use protective equipment to ensure that they don’t experience any corrosive irritation to skin. Moreover, exposure to this chemical may induce an allergic reaction.

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