Sodium Chloride

Beyond its well-known household uses, sodium chloride finds more prominent roles in chemical processes and as a de-icing agent. In the field of medicine, it is employed in conjunction with water as a fundamental component of intravenous therapy solutions and nasal sprays.

Koksalt, Havsalt, Bordsalt, Natriumklorid, Vanlig Salt, sodium chloride, Halite, Salt, Table salt, Saline, Rock salt, Common salt, Dendritis, Purex, Sodium chloric, Sodium chloride (NaCl), Hyposaline, Flexivial, Gingivyl, Iodized salt, Slow Sodium, Sea salt, SS salt
Chemical Formula
CAS Number


Molar Weight
58.44 g/mol
Melting Point
800.7 °C
Boiling Point
1,465 °C
2.17 g/cc
Liquid, Colourless, Crystalline, Solid

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Anti-freeze
  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Electronics
  • Paint and Coatings
  • Plastics and polymers
  • Absorbent
  • Cleaning products
  • Petroleum production
  • Pulp and paper
  • Textile handling
  • Solvents
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal care
  • Bleaching agent


  • Pharma
  • Energy Services
  • Cleaning
  • CASE & Construction
  • Polymers
  • Beauty & Personal Care
  • Water Treatment
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Agriculture
  • Lubricants
  • Rubber