Sodium Hypophosphite

CAS#:  7681-53-0

Synonyms: sodium phosphinate

Uses: Pharmaceuticals, reducing agent in electrodeless nickel plating of plastics and metals, lab reagent, substitute for sodium nitrite in smoked meats.

Hazard: Explosion risk when mixed with strong oxidizing agents; decomposes to phosphine on heating; store in cool, dry place, away from oxidizing materials.