Agent Name

Sodium formaldehydesulfoxylate

CAS Number

149-44-0

Formula

C-H4-O3-S.Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Aldanil; Bleachit D; Discolite; Formaldehyde sodium bisulfite adduct; Formaldehyde sodium sulfoxylate; Formaldehydesulfoxylic acid sodium salt; Formapon; Formopan; Hydrolit; Hydrosulfite AWC; Hydroxymethanesulfinic acid sodium salt; Hydroxymethansulfinsaeure, natriumsalz; Leptacid; Leptacit; Natrium formaldehydesulfoxylat; Natrium hydroxymethansulfinat; Oxymethansulfinsaeuren natrium [German]; Redol C; Rodite; Rongalit; Rongalit C; Rongalite; Rongalite C; Sodium (hydroxymethyl)sulfinate; Sodium formaldehyde sulfoxylate; Sodium hydroxymethanesulfinate; Sodium methanalsulfoxylate; Sodium oxymethanesulfinic acid; Sodium sulfoxylate formaldehyde; Sodium sulfoxylate formaldehyde (anhydrous); Superlite C; Methanesulfinic acid, 1-hydroxy-, sodium salt (1:1); Methanesulfinic acid, hydroxy-, monosodium salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

White solid; [HSDB] White powder with mild garlic odor; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a stripping and discharge agent for textiles, bleaching agent for molasses and soap, and reducing agent; Also used in vat color printing pastes, to polymerize ethylenic compounds, and to make arsphenamines; It is an indirect food additive when used in adhesives; [HSDB] Used to treat mercury poisoning; [Merck Index]

Comments

Can cause vomiting and diarrhea if ingested; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

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