What is Sodium Chloride

In addition to the familiar domestic uses of salt, more dominant applications of Sodium chloride include chemicals and de-icing. In medicine it is used together with water as one of the primary solutions for intravenous therapy and in nasal sprays.

  • INCI: Sodium Chloride
  • Chemical Formula: NaCl
  • CAS Number: 7647-14-5

Product Specifications

Chemical Formula NaCl
CAS Number 7647-14-5
Molar Weight 58.44g/mol
Melting Point 800.7 °C
Boiling Point 1,465 °C
Forms Colourless crystals Liquid
Grades Feed Food Pharma Pure Technical
Variations Flakes Granular Powder Tablets Pastilles Solution

Uses and Applications for Sodium Chloride

Key Applications

  • Absorbents
  • Adhesives and sealants
  • Anti-icing agents
  • Battery manufacturing
  • Bleaching agents
  • Cleaning and furnishing care products
  • Electrical and electronic products
  • Paints and coatings
  • Paper products
  • Personal care products
  • Petroleum extraction and production
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastic and rubber products
  • Textile


  • Water Treatment
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Solvents
  • Polymers
  • Pharma
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Rubber
  • Lubricants
  • Cosmetics
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Coatings & Construction

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