Sodium Hypophosphite

Availability

Special and quality requirements for sodium hypophosphite monohydrate, sodium phosphinate are available upon request: sodium hypophosphite is normally available in various concentrations.

Formula

NaH2PO2.H2O

CAS

10039-56-2

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Sodium Hypophosphite

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Description

Sodium hypophosphite (NaPO2H2, also known as sodium phosphinate) is the sodium salt of hypophosphorous acid and is often encountered as the monohydrate, NaPO2H2.H2O.

Appearance

Sodium hypophosphite monohydrate is a white crystalline powder; it is odourless and bitter.

Solubility

Sodium hypophosphite is very soluble in water, in alcohol and glycerine, practically insoluble in ether.

Uses

Sodium phosphinate is used as a catalyst in different areas (acrylic polymers, electroless nickel,...).

Classification

Sodium hypophosphite is dangerous if it comes into contact with skin and eyes. When heated, sodium phosphinate becomes a flammable gas.

Safety

Request safety data sheet (SDS) and refer to points 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15.

Specifications

Technical specifications are provided on request according to the application: sodium hypophosphite is stored in original packing and under conditions mentioned on the safety data sheet (SDS).

Synonyms

Sodium hypophosphite monohydrate, sodium phosphinate