Agent Name

Calcium sulfite

CAS Number

10257-55-3

Formula

Ca.H2-O3-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Sulfurous acid, calcium salt (1:1); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Sulfites

Description

Dihydrate: White solid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as a preservative (cider and other juices), disinfectant (brewing vats), bleach (textiles and paper pulp), and in sugar and cement manufacturing; [Merck Index] Used as a disinfectant (sugar and brewing industries), food preservative, and antichlor (remove excess chlorine in textile and paper industries); [Hawley]

Comments

See "SULFITES."

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