Sodium Dithionite

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Sodium Dithionite Chemical formula

Chemical information

Ditionito de sodio; Natrii Dithionis; Sodium Hydrosulfite; Sodium Hydrosulphite; Sodium Sulphoxylate; Sodu ditionian; Sodu podsiarczyn.
Chemical formula: Na2S2O4 = 174.1.
CAS — 7775-14-6.

Pharmacopoeias.

In Pol.

Profile

Sodium dithionite is used as a reducing agent. It may be used in the form of a simple urine test in the detection of paraquat poisoning. A 0.25% solution has been used to remove phenazopyridine stains from fabric. It is irritant to the skin.
Published May 08, 2019.