Sodium hydroxide, also called sodium hydroxide pellets, is a substance that is suitable for a wide variety of uses in the manufacturing process. This substance is more commonly known as caustic soda and is very versatile in whatever use it is intended for, although it is generally used in analytical reagents.

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Laboratory reagent: sodium hydroxide

As we have said before, sodium hydroxide (CAS 1310-73-2), better known as caustic soda, is a substance with an unimaginable variety of uses. Its versatility makes it an important ingredient in the manufacturing of cleaning products as well as in the development of pharmaceuticals. It is even used in the production of foodstuffs as well as analytical reagents.

Sodium hydroxide is a laboratory reagent that can be used in a wide variety of sectors. One of them is the development of pharmaceuticals and medicine. Some of the purposes of this laboratory reagent include the production of medicines such as aspirin or painkillers. It is also used for the production of anticoagulants and cholesterol-lowering drugs.

In addition to the pharmaceutical sector, sodium hydroxide is also used in the manufacture of cleaning products and disinfectants. It is used by combining sodium hydroxide with other products such as chlorine. Cleaning products with this laboratory reagent will trigger, transform and dissolve any grease that may be found on the surface.

But that’s not all, because in addition to analytical reagents, this substance is also used during water treatment, mainly in the control of acidity, the removal of heavy metals and the production of sodium hypochlorite, a water disinfectant. This laboratory reagent can also be applied during food production, mainly in food preservation and processing or even in wood and paper products to remove some of the unwanted material.

On the other hand, it is important to take safety precautions when handling this product. Due to its strong corrosive qualities, it is extremely important to exercise caution when handling. Exposure to this substance can cause skin irritation, as well as eye irritation and even severe burns.

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