ReAgent Chemicals are leading Sodium Chloride suppliers in the UK. We have manufactured and supplied chemicals to businesses for over 30 years, so if you’re looking to buy Sodium Chloride, look no further.
What is Sodium Chloride?
Sodium Chloride (NaCl), or as it is more commonly known – salt, is an ionic compound that is produced mainly by evaporation of sea water or brine to leave behind the 1:1 compound. It is also sourced through mining of rock salt and also as a by-product of Potassium mining. It is considered to be the source of many of the chemicals in production throughout the world today.
Sodium Chloride is a non-hazardous substance, however due care should be taken whenever handling chemical substances to reduce any risk involved.
Sodium Chloride is not compatible with non-oxidising agents, such as Sodium Hypochlorite.
What is Sodium Chloride Used For?
Sodium Chloride has many numbers of uses that many of us use in everyday life:
Sodium Chloride is used as a preservative for meat products as bacteria cannot exist in a salty environment because they are affected by osmosis. NaCl is also used as a condiment for food to enhance the flavouring.
NaCl is used to de-ice roads in wintery conditions. The compound raises the freezing temperature of water so that the road is not coated in ice, making it safer to drive and walk on.
Sodium Chloride is the basis of many other chemicals. For example, electrolysis of NaCl results in the production of Hyrdogen, Chlorine & Sodium Hydroxide.
NaCl is used in some types of fire extinguishers in the event that a combustible metal fire takes place.
NaCl is also soluble in water and can be used in this state for many things such as an anti-bacterial mouthwash recommended by dentists in the event of infection.
ReAgent sells Sodium Chloride in containers of 500g up to a bag of 25Kg. Precautions must be taken at all times when handling chemicals.