Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)

Sodium bicarbonate is produced by reacting carbon dioxide with high-quality caustic soda. Because it is the least alkaline of all sodium compounds, sodium bicarbonate is used in a wide range of applications from medical products to commodity.

Product overview

Generic names Sodium bicarbonate, bicarbonate of soda, sodium acid carbonate
Chemical formula NaHCO3
Packing /
shipping method
Flexible containers and paper bags
  • Official drugs
  • Food additives
  • Feed additives
  • Industrial-use (various grain size grades)
General applications
  • Pharmaceuticals ingredients (stomach medicine, artificial dialysis)
  • Food-related material (baking powder, pH control, confectionery ingredients, etc)
  • Livestock feed additives
  • Materials for bath salts and detergent

Special characteristics

  • Odorless white crystals or crystalline powder
  • Least alkaline of all inorganic sodium compounds (pH level of about 8)
  • Releases carbon dioxide while decomposing at a high-temperature or in humid atmosphere
  • Useful as a pH buffering agent