Sodium Thiosulphate Anhydrous
Sodium thiosulphate, is an inorganic compound that is typically available as the pentahydrate, Na2S2O3•5H2O. The solid is an efflorescent (loses water readily) crystalline substance that dissolves well in water. Sodium Thiosulfate is used primarily as a medicament against cyanide poisoning, able to convert cyanide into thiocyanate, a reaction which is catalyzed by the enzyme Rhodanese. Antioxidant.
It is on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, the most important medications needed in a basic health system.
- Colorless Crystals
- Soluble in water
- Typically available as the pentahydrate, Na2S2O3•5H2O
- Photographic fixing agent
- Paper manufacture and dechlorination of water
- Extracting Gold & Silver from ores
- In the tanning of leather