Sodium Hydroxide Beads FCC/Food Grade (Mesh Size 16 or 1.19mm) *

Approved As A Food Additive And Acidity Regulator

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About Sodium Hydroxide Beads FCC/Food Grade

Sodium Hydroxide Beads FCC/Food Grade is approved as a food additive (E 524) for use as an acidity regulator in jams, jellies, marmalades, and other similar fruit and vegetable spreads, processed cereal-based foods and baby foods. Sodium Hydroxide is also approved for use in food additives, food enzymes, food flavorings and nutrients. As a Food Grade chemical, it is suitable for use in the baking industry, in particular when making bagels and pretzels where it helps to create that distinctive glossy brown finish to baked goods.

As a general cleaning agent, it can be used in the home as an oven and drain cleaner. As a general laboratory chemical, it can be used to adjust pH levels upward and, as a reagent in the manufacture of many other substances.

Common Uses and Applications

  • Mineral water
  • Ice cream processing
  • Soap & Cosmetic manufacture
  • Food processing
  • Chocolate and cocoa processing
  • Poultry scalding


Chemistry Table


Sodium Hydroxide Beads FCC/Food Grade Specifications

Percent Purity 95.0 to 100.5% (NF)
Arsenic (As) 3mg/kg max. (FCC)
Carbonate 3.0% max. (FCC)
Density 2.13g/cm³
UN Number 1823
Identification Pass Test (FCC), Pass Test (FCC/NF), Pass Test (NF)
Lead (Pb) 2mg/kg max. (FCC)
Formula Weight 40
Insoluble Subs. and Organic Matter Pass Test (FCC), Pass Test (NF)
Physical Form Solid
Additional Information Vapor Pressure: 1mmHg at 739°C
Mercury (Hg) 0.1mg/kg max. (FCC)
Grade FCC/NF
Packaging Poly Bottle
Potassium (K) 0.5% max. (NF)
Residual Solvents Meets Requirements (NF)
Sodium (Na) 54.0 to 59.8% (NF)
Sodium Carbonate 3.0% max. (NF)
Vapor Pressure 1mmHg at 739°C
pH 14
Melting Point 318°C
Boiling Point 1390°C
Color White
Quantity 500g
Chemical Name or Material Sodium Hydroxide

Safety and Shipping Information

DOT: Sodium Hydroxide, Solid, 8, UNII1823, PG II

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