Sodium Chloride BP
Sodium chloride commonly known as salt is an ionic compound with the chemical formula NaCl, representing a 1:1 ratio of sodium and chloride ions. Sodium chloride appears as a white crystalline solid.
Sodium Chloride is used, directly or indirectly, in the production of many chemicals. It is added to food, either by the food producer or by the consumer, as a flavor enhancer, preservative, binder, fermentation-control additive, texture-control agent and color developer.
Product name: Sodium Chloride
Molecular Formula: NaCl
Molecular Weight: 58.44 g/mol
CAS No.: 7647-14-5
|Characters||It occurs as a white or almost white, crystalline powder or colorless crystals, or white or almost white pearls.|
(a)It gives the reaction of Chlorides
(b)It gives the reaction of Sodium
|Solubility||Freely soluble in water, practically insoluble in anhydrous ethanol|
|Appearance of solution||Solution is clear and colorless|
|Acidity or alkalinity||Specified Test.|
|Bromides||Not more than 100ppm|
|Ferrocyanides||Specified Test. No blue color develops within 10 minutes.|
|Iodides||Specified Test. The mixture shows no blue color.|
|Nitrites||Specified Test. The absorbance is not greater than 0.01 at 354nm.|
|Phosphates||Not more than 25ppm|
|Sulphates||Not more than 200ppm|
|Arsenic||Not more than 1ppm|
|Iron||Not more than 2ppm|
|Magnesium and alkaline-earth metals||Not more than 100ppm(Calculated as Ca)|
|Loss on drying||Not more than 0.5% determined on 1gm|
|Sodium Chloride||Not more than 5 ppm|
|Assay||Not less than 99.0% and not more than 100.5% (dried substance).|
Shelf life, Storage and Packing
It should be stored in a segregated area in a cool and ventilated place away from combustible materials. Keep in a tightly closed container, sealed until ready for use. It is packed in 25kg or 50kg HDPE bags or drums as required.
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