NaOH2 99% minimum

Sodium Nitrate

Exclusive Features

  • Sodium nitrite is the inorganic compound with the chemical formula NaNO2. It is a white to slightly yellowish crystalline powder that is very soluble in water and is hygroscopic. It is a useful precursor to a variety of organic compounds, such as pharmaceuticals, dyes, and pesticides, but it is probably best known as a food additive to prevent botulism.
  • It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system.
  • Sodium nitrite is a salt and an anti-oxidant that is used to cure meats like ham, bacon and hot dogs. Sodium nitrite serves a vital public health function: it blocks the growth of botulism-causing bacteria and prevents spoilage. Sodium nitrite also gives cured meats their characteristic colour and flavour.

Major Consuming Industries

  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Medicine
  • Food Additive


NaNO2 99 % Min
NaNO3 0.10% Max
Moisture 0.5% to 1.08%
NaCl 0.10%
Insoluble in Water 0.027 %
Appearance White or light Yellow Colour
Anticaking Agent (Novaflow) 0.05 to 0.3 %


Exothermic reaction with water, human tissues