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.

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
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Polymers
  • Cosmetics
  • Water Treatment
  • Food
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Agrobusiness
  • Lubricants
  • Rubber