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Sodium Nitrite

Sodium Nitrite is an inorganic compound with the formula NaNO2. Sodium Nitrite 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.


Oil & Gas

An effective corrosion inhibitor and is used as an additive in industrial greases

Textile Chemicals & Dyes

In the textile industry as a bleaching agent.


It may also be used as an electrolyte in electrochemical grinding manufacturing processes

Medicine – used as part of an intravenous mixture to treat cyanide poisoning

Food additive giving taste and colour to the meat and inhibit lipid oxidation that leads to rancidity

Inhibition of microbial growth – Sodium nitrite is well known for its role in inhibiting the growth of Clostridium botulinum spores in refrigerated meats

In the rubber industry as a polymer inhibitor and as a foam rubber blowing agent


The use of Sodium Nitrite in food (especially meats) has led to increased food safety, extending the product life whilst improving colour and taste.
Available in Solid, A white to slightly yellowish crystalline powder with no distinguishing odour and Solution, A light yellow liquid with a characteristic odour
Airedale Chemical supply Sodium Nitrite to businesses across the uk and Europe. With liquid solutions available in 25L IBC to bulk tankers and solids available in 25kg bags we have the resources available to meet your requirements.
For more information download the MSDS or get in touch with an expert at Airedale.

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Available in the following sizes.

25kg Bag

25L Drum

200L Drum

Bulk Transfer

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