Sodium Hydroxide Beads FCC/Food Grade

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Sodium Hydroxide, also known as Lye and soda, is a hygroscopic inorganic chemical that appears as a white corrosive crystalline solid. It's also known as "caustic" due to its strong basic nature and produces a lot of heat when mixed with water or neutralized with an acid. Sodium Hydroxide Beads are more uniform in shape and size as compared to the Sodium Hydroxide flakes. On the basis of its purity, Lab Alley’s premium quality Sodium Hydroxide is certified by the FCC (Food Chemicals Codex). Lab Alley is selling its premium quality Sodium Hydroxide Beads, Food Grade (FCC) in the United States of America and highly recommends to use this product in a variety of food processing applications.

Sodium hydroxide, also known as lye and caustic soda, is an inorganic compound with the formula NaOH. It is a white solid ionic compound consisting of sodium cations Na⁺ and hydroxide anions OH⁻ .

At room temperature, sodium hydroxide is a white crystalline odorless solid that absorbs moisture from the air. It is a manufactured substance. When dissolved in water or neutralized with acid it liberates substantial heat, which may be sufficient to ignite combustible materials. Sodium hydroxide is very corrosive. It is generally used as a solid or a 50% solution. Other common names include caustic soda and lye. Sodium hydroxide is used to manufacture soaps, rayon, paper, explosives, dyestuffs, and petroleum products. It is also used in processing cotton fabric, laundering and bleaching, metal cleaning and processing, oxide coating, electroplating, and electrolytic extracting. It is commonly present in commercial drain and oven cleaners.


Sodium Hydroxide Beads, Food Grade (FCC) Features:

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
Common Uses
  • Mineral water
  • Ice cream processing
Commercial/Industrial Applications
  • Food processing
  • Chocolate and cocoa processing
  • Poultry scalding
Safety and Handling

Sodium Hydroxide FCC Beads Shipping Information:
DOT: Sodium Hyroxide, Solid, 8, UNII1823, PG II

Please contact us to request a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and Certificate of Analysis (COA) for Sodium Hydroxide FCC Beads.

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