Sodium metabisulfite

reagent grade, 97%

Sodium disulfite, Sodium pyrosulfite
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reagent grade




powder or crystals


4.5 (20 °C, 50 g/L)


>300 °C (lit.)


water: soluble 650 g/L at 20 °C

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General description

Sodium metabisulfite (MBS, Sodium disulfite) is the sodium salt of disulphurous (pyrosulfurous) acid. It is also commonly added to various food products and wines as a preservative.


Sodium metabisulfite may be used to initiate the cross-linking of polybutadiene by free radical polymerization. It may be used to prevent the oxidation (as antioxidant) during the preparation of stock solutions of 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) and 6-OHDA HBr in various studies.


500 g in poly bottle
2.5 kg in poly bottle


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NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


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Laurie H L Sellings et al.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 23(15), 6295-6303 (2003-07-18)
Convergent evidence suggests that amphetamine (AMPH) exerts its rewarding and locomotor stimulating effects via release of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens. However, there is no consensus as to the relative contributions of core and medial shell subregions to these effects....
Johanne Louise Neiiendam et al.
Journal of neurochemistry, 91(4), 920-935 (2004-11-05)
The Neural Cell Adhesion Molecule (NCAM) plays a crucial role in development of the central nervous system regulating cell migration, differentiation and synaptogenesis. NCAM mediates cell-cell adhesion through homophilic NCAM binding, subsequently resulting in activation of the fibroblast growth factor...
W Wright et al.
The American review of respiratory disease, 141(6), 1400-1404 (1990-06-01)
Sodium metabisulfite (MBS) is used as a preservative in food and wine and frequently triggers attacks of asthma. To determine the characteristics of responses to inhaled MBS, 30 asthmatic subjects and 16 nonasthmatic subjects inhaled MBS, in concentrations of 6.2...
Zhiliang Cheng et al.
Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 24(15), 8169-8173 (2008-06-24)
The ability of chelated Gd to serve as an effective magnetic resonance (MR) contrast agent largely depends on fast exchange rates between the Gd-bound water molecules and the surrounding bulk water. Because water diffuses slowly across lipid bilayers, liposomes with...
Jeffrey N Hemenway et al.
Journal of pharmaceutical sciences, 101(9), 3305-3318 (2012-05-23)
A 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (DNPH) precolumn derivatization high-performance liquid chromatography-ultraviolet detection (HPLC-UV) method was developed to quantify levels of formaldehyde and acetaldehyde in polyethylene glycol (PEG) solutions. Formic acid and acetic acid were quantified by HPLC-UV. Samples of neat and aqueous PEG...

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