What is Sodium Hydroxide

Sodium hydroxide is a caustic reagent that is used to neutralise acids and prepare sodium salts of reagents. It is widely used in a variety of applications and industries such as Pulp & Paper manufacturing and Water Treatment.

  • INCI: Sodium Hydroxide
  • Chemical Formula: NaOH
  • CAS Number: 1310-73-2

Product Specifications

Characteristics
Chemical Formula NaOH
CAS Number 1310-73-2
Molar Weight 39.997 g/mol
Specific Gravity 2.120
Melting Point 318 °C
Boiling Point 1,388 °C
Forms Clear liquid
Grades Food Pharma Pure Technical
Variations 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 40% 50% Flakes Granular Solutions

Uses and Applications for Sodium Hydroxide

Key Applications

  • Acid neutraliser
  • Alkaline cleaner
  • Aluminium
  • Boiler water treatment
  • Bottle washing
  • Brewery cleaner
  • Cellulose film
  • Chemical intermediate
  • Cooling water
  • Dairy cleaners
  • Detergents
  • Drain cleaner
  • Food processing
  • Hard surface cleaner
  • Ion exchange regeneration
  • Metal cleaners
  • Oil well drilling fluids
  • Ore flotation
  • Petroleum refining
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Textile bleaching
  • Water Treatment

Industries

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

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