University Chemistry ›› 2021, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (10): 2107108.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202107108

Special Issue: 化学科普(2021)

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Sodium Nitrite: An All-Rounder with Good and Evil

Weiliang Jin1, Jing Wang2, Lina Zhu1,*(), Deming Kong2,*()   

  1. 1 National Demonstration Center for Experimental Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Education, College of Science, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300354, China
    2 Department of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
  • Received:2021-07-31 Accepted:2021-09-10 Published:2021-09-27
  • Contact: Lina Zhu,Deming Kong;


Sodium nitrite is the most commonly used food additive in the production of meat products. It has moderately strong toxicity. It has important applications in chemical, pharmaceutical, textile, machinery and other industries. This paper introduces the preparation, properties and applications of sodium nitrite in the form of sitcom.

Key words: Sodium nitrite, Preparation, Property, Application


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