Substance that breaks down when heated strongly, producing toxic, corrosive fumes and ammonia vapours, nitrogen oxides and sulphur oxides.
Used as a catalyst in polymer chemistry, as a copper-etching agent on electronic circuits, as an oxidisation improver in cosmetic formulas and as a polymerisation initiator and gel breaker in secondary oil recovery systems.
Salt with a large variety of industrial uses. Used in the agrochemical industry for manufacturing pesticides and coatings, and in the animal food, textile and leather industries. Also used as an algicida in water treatment, as a base for galvanising processes (electroplating copper acid coatings) and for treating wood, synthetic rubber, natural asphalt and in the steel industry.
White chemical which is the main ingredient of yeast. In the baking industry, it is used as a natural additive for making biscuits, meringue and other sweet foods and as a substitute for sugar in sweeteners. Also used in the pharmaceutical industry due to its diuretix and laxative effects.
Chemical compound used for treating wastewater (elimination of impurities and odours), for producing printed circuit boards and as a source of iron in the pharmaceutical industry, farming applications and animal food.
Ionic chemical compound used mainly for water treatment (purifying water by flocculation, elimination of phosphates in treatment plants, prevention of eutrophication in groundwater masses and reducing chromium in wastewater), and for manufacturing fertilisers.
Chemical compound used for measuring basic refractory bricks and in extinguishers, cosmetics and dentifrices. Also used as a fume inhibitor in plastics, a reinforcement agent in neoprene rubber, a drying agent, laxative and to retain colour in food.
Chemical compound with a large variety of uses. Used to make fertilisers; in the pharmaceutical industry it is used to treat inflammatory processses, as a laxative, bronchodilator and in other products to relieve astham symptoms.
One of the most interesting uses of potassium nitrate is for the production of nitric acid. Also used in fertilisers and smoke bombs, and in compounds used to break down organic remains more quickly, such as tree stumps, as it accelreates the decomposition process.
Salt used for fortifying foods, as an agent in powdered products (sugar, flour and dry bases for soups and beverages) and as a calcium supplement in dairy products. Also used in styrene polymerisation and as a ceramic colouring substsance.
Combined potassium and sodium tartrate used in galvanising process, inthe food industry (to make pectins and gelatines) and in the pharmaceutical industry. Also used for metal treatments, as a chelating agent for eliminating aluminium salts and in gas purification processes. Also used in printing inks.
The most common and known uses include hide coatings and for making adhesives, batteries, ceramics, cosmetics, dyes, explosives, greases, fertilisers, insecticides, paper, pigments, soaps, bactericides, pharmaceuticals and photographic products, detergents, alcohols, ammonia, greases, hydrochloric acid, perfumes, lubricants, ubber, rayon, plastics and synthetic fibres, among others.
Preservative used widely in the food industry due to its capacity to control certain bacteria and also fungi and yeast. Its most common uses are in sparkling and still beverages, in concentrates for preparing drinks, table sauces, jams and canned foods and in certain cosmetics and personal care products.
An essential ingredient in many stomach antiacid formulations and often used in yeast powders, softeners, air purifiers, fungicides and to whiten teeth, among other uses. Also known as sodium hydrogen carbonate.
Salt formed by sulphur, sodium, hydrogen and oxygen which, due to its acid ph, is used as a whitening agent for wool, leather and hide. It is also used in the glass industry as a polishing agent, in manufacturing magnesium cements, in the agrochemical industry and in making dyes.
Sodium salt obtained from gluconic acid and although it is used in many applications, its main use is as a chelating agent. Sodium gluconate is also an effective flame retardant in frameworks and an excellent plastifying agent/water content reducing element in concrete, mortar and plaster. It can be used for cleaning metals and glass, and in bottle cleaning operations, restaurant facilities and for cleaning implements, food processing equipment and for eliminating paints.
White crystalline powder with a sulphur-like smell, that breaks down in hot water and in acid solutions. Used as a reducing agent in aqueous solutions and to eliminate excess undesirable dyes and pigments and as a bleach. Also used in industries related to leather, food, polymers, photography, textiles, water treatment, purifying of gases, cleaning and many others.
Extremely oxidant chemical compound, commonly known as"chlorine". When dissolved in water, it produces the well-known product "bleach". Its main function is to disinfect and for that reason it is used as a disinfectant in pools, as a whitening agent in textile fibres or as a desinfectant in toilets, due to its fungicidal and bactericidal properties.
Inorganic substance that is dissolved directly in water, producing an alkaline solution. Used in industry to make adhesives, detergents, ingredients in cleaning compounds, cements, binders, protective and specific coatings, to assist in coagulation, anticorrosives, catalyst bases, deflocculants, chemicals, zeolites, etc.
Colourless substance with good water solubility and poor solubility in most organic solvents (except glycerine). One of the main constituents of detergents, and used to manufacture glass, dilute dyes and manufacture many chemicals.
Colourless compound used as a starting product in many chemical processes. Used as a preservative and antioxidant in the food industry and also to improve the quality of rubber and cellulose industry products.
Sulphur and sodium sulphhydrate have many industrial uses: mining (for floating minerals), coatings (such as skin hair-removal agents), wastewater treatment (as ion-sequestering agents in heavy metals), for manufacturing chemicals and for processing paper and pulp.
Used as a stripping agent in metallurgy, and is able to attack metal oxides and dissolve oxide layers, exposing the clean metal surface. Due to its corrosive nature, this stripping agent is not suitable for use in electronic work. Also used to make magnesium oxide cements and for dental fillings and in textile processes, and for making strippers and catalysts for organic synthesis.