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Sodium Metabisulfite

Approx. Price: ₨ 50 / Kilogram

  • Delivery Time: 2-3 days
  • Packaging Details: 50 kg. bag
Minimum Order Quantity 200 Kilogram
Industry Chemical Processing
Categories ETP Treatment Chemicals
Packaging Size 50 KG. BAG
Packaging Type Bag
Physical State Solid, Powder
Usage Industrial, Personal, Laboratory
Grade Standard Technical Grade, Reagent Grade, Bio-Tech Grade

The anion metabisulfite is a hybrid of dithionite (S2O42−) and dithionate (S2O62−). The anion consists of an SO2 group linked to an SO3 group, with the negative charge more localized on the SO3 end. The S–S bond length is 2.22 Å, and the "thionate" and "thionite" S–O distances are 1.46 and 1.50 Å respectively.

  • Added to local anaesthetic (lidocaine etc.) solutions to prevent oxidation of vasoconstrictor adrenaline and thus improve the shelf life of the solution
  • It is used in photography.
  • Concentrated sodium metabisulfite can be used to remove tree stumps. Some brands contain 98% sodium metabisulfite, and cause degradation of lignin in the stumps, facilitating removal.
  • It is also used as an excipient in some tablets, such as paracetamol. Approximately 0.5 mg is used in epinephrine autoinjectors such as the EpiPen.
  • A very important health related aspect of this substance is that it can be added to a blood smear in a test for sickle cell anaemia (and other similar forms of haemoglobin mutation). The substances causes defunct cells to sickle (through a complex polymerisation) hence confirming disease.
  • It is used as the source of SO2 in wine. An important anti-oxidant and bactericide
  • It is also used to precipitate gold from auric acid (gold dissolved in aqua regia).
  • It is used in waste treatment to chemically reduce hexavalent chromium to trivalent chromium which can then be precipitated and removed from an aqueous waste stream.
  • It is used as a bleaching agent in the production of Coconut cream
  • It is used as a reducing agent to break sulfide bonds in shrunken items of clothing made of natural fibers, thus allowing the garment to go back to its original shape after washing
  • It is used as an SO2 source (mixed with air or oxygen) for the destruction of cyanide in commercial gold cyanidation processes.
  • It is used in the oil and gas industry as a corrosion inhibitor/oxygen scavenger.
  • It is used in the water treatment industry to quench chlorine residual