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Post  gill on Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:53 pm

Nitrites are a normal part of human diet, found in most vegetables. Sodium nitrite as a food additive, it serves a dual purpose in the food industry since it both alters the color of preserved fish and meats and also prevents growth of Clostridium botulinum, the bacterium which causes botulism. Recently,sodium nitrite has been found to be an effective means to increase blood flow by dilating blood vessels, acting as a vasodilator. Research is ongoing to investigate its applicability towards treatments for sickle cell anemia, cyanide poisoning, heart attacks, brain aneurysms, and pulmonary hypertension in infants. Sodium nitrite is used to convert amines into diazo compounds. The synthetic utility of such a reaction is to render the amino group labile for nucleophilic substitution, as the N2 group is a better leaving group.


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Post  shagydeep on Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:26 pm

Also i heard sodium nitrite in soda or soft drink making industry...


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