Sodium Azide Lab Features:
|Assay (NaN3)||Min. 99.0%|
|Loss on Drying||0.1%|
|Titrable Base||0.05 meq/g|
Buy Sodium Azide | For Sale Online | Bulk | Uses: Chemical Preservative For Labs | Preservative In Aqueous Reagents & Biologic Fluids | High Purity (99%) Lab Grade | AKA Sodium Trinitride | CAS Number 26628-22-8
- Molar mass: 65.0099 g/mol
- Formula: NaN3
- Density: 1.85 g/cm³
- Melting point: 527°F (275°C)
- ChemSpider ID: 30958
- Soluble in: Water
- CAS Registry Number: 26628-22-8
Sodium azide is the inorganic compound with the formula NaN3. This colorless salt is the gas-forming component in many car airbag systems. It is used for the preparation of other azide compounds. It is an ionic substance, is highly soluble in water, and is very acutely toxic.
Organic and inorganic synthesis
Due to its explosion hazard, sodium azide is of only limited value in industrial-scale organic chemistry. In the laboratory, it is used in organic synthesis to introduce the azide functional group by displacement of halides. The azide functional group can thereafter be converted to an amine by reduction with either SnCl2 in ethanol or lithium aluminium hydride or a tertiary phosphine, such as triphenylphosphine in the Staudinger reaction, with Raney nickel or with hydrogen sulfide in pyridine. Sodium azide is a versatile precursor to other inorganic azide compounds, e.g., lead azide and silver azide, which are used in explosives.
Biochemistry and biomedical uses
Sodium azide is a useful probe reagent and a preservative. In hospitals and laboratories, it is a biocide; it is especially important in bulk reagents and stock solutions which may otherwise support bacterial growth where the sodium azide acts as a bacteriostatic by inhibiting cytochrome oxidase in gram-negative bacteria; however, some gram-positive bacteria (streptococci, pneumococci, lactobacilli) are intrinsically resistant.
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