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Sigma-Aldrich

Sodium carbonate

ACS reagent, anhydrous, ≥99.5%, powder or granules

Synonym(s):
Calcined soda, Carbonic acid disodium salt, Soda ash
Linear Formula:
Na2CO3
CAS Number:
Molecular Weight:
105.99
Beilstein/REAXYS Number:
4154566
EC Number:
MDL number:
PubChem Substance ID:
NACRES:
NA.21

Quality Level

grade

ACS reagent
anhydrous

assay

≥99.5%

form

powder or granules

impurities

≤0.005% silica
≤0.01% insolubles

loss

≤1.0% loss on heating, 285 °C

pH

12 (25 °C, 106 g/L)

mp

851 °C (lit.)

anion traces

chloride (Cl-): ≤0.001%
phosphate (PO43-): ≤0.001%
sulfur compounds (as SO42-): ≤0.003%

cation traces

Ca: ≤0.03%
Fe: ≤5 ppm
K: ≤0.005%
Mg: ≤0.005%
heavy metals: ≤5 ppm (by ICP-OES)

SMILES string

O=C(O[Na])O[Na]

InChI

1S/CH2O3.2Na/c2-1(3)4;;/h(H2,2,3,4);;/q;2*+1/p-2

InChI key

CDBYLPFSWZWCQE-UHFFFAOYSA-L

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General description

Sodium carbonate is a water soluble inorganic salt commonly used as a weak base. Its aqueous solution has the ability to uptake carbon dioxide. It can also catalyze the conversion of sewage sludge to liquid fuels.
Sodium carbonate (Soda) is a white salt. It can be synthesized by the electrolysis of the molten sodium hydroxide or sodium chloride.

Application

Sodium carbonate may be used in the following studies:
  • Determination of total polyphenolic index of wine products from grape by the Folin-Ciocalteu method.
  • To compose the ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) coating buffer.
  • Preparation of the antibody coating buffer for use in IGF-I kinase receptor activation assay (KIRA) assay.
Sodium carbonate may be used as a reducing agent for the preparation of graphene sheets with good electrocapacity from graphene oxide dispersion.
It may also be used in procedures for the synthesis of the following:
  • Biaryls via palladium-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction of phenylboronicacid with haloarenes.
  • Chalcones and azachalcones via aldol condensation of aldehydes with ketones in aqueous medium.
  • Enynes via copper-catalyzed allylation of functionalized alkynes.

Packaging

1, 2.5 kg in poly bottle
500 g in poly bottle
5, 12, 25 kg in poly drum

Biochem/physiol Actions

Buffer component, may be used for the removal of peripheral membrane proteins.

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Warning

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Eye Irrit. 2

storage_class_code

13 - Non Combustible Solids

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point F

Not applicable

Flash Point C

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Copper catalyzed regioselective coupling of allylic halides and alkynes promoted by weak inorganic bases.
Bieber LW and da Silva MF
Tetrahedron Letters, 48(40) , 7088-7090 (2007)
Efficient and clean aldol condensation catalyzed by sodium carbonate in water.
Zhang Z, et al.
Chemistry Letters (Jpn), 32(10), 966-967 (2003)
Liquid fuel production from sewage sludge by catalytic conversion using sodium carbonate.
Yokoyama S-Y, et al.
Fuel: The Science and Technology of Fuel and Energy, 66(8), 1150-1155 (1987)
A green and efficient method to produce graphene for electrochemical capacitors from graphene oxide using sodium carbonate as a reducing agent.
Jin Y, et al.
Applied Surface Science, 268, 541-546 (2013)
Absorption of carbon dioxide into aqueous sodium hydroxide and sodium carbonate-bicarbonate solutions.
Hikita H, et al.
Chemical Engineering Journal, 11(2), 131-141 (1976)

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