Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)

Generic names Sodium bicarbonate, bicarbonate of soda, sodium acid carbonate
Chemical formula NaHCO3
Packing / shipping method Flexible containers and paper bags

Product overview

Sodium bicarbonate is produced by reacting carbon dioxide with high-quality caustic soda. In a high-temperature and high-humid atmosphere, sodium bicarbonate slowly releases carbon dioxide as it decomposes. 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.


・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

Inquiries Concerning Products

Chemicals Planning Dept.

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