About Sulfites

Sulfites (or sulphites) are salts that contain the sulfite ion SO32-. Sulfite compounds such are widely used as food preservatives, antioxidants, bleaching agents, and sterilants. Sodium sulfite in particular has numerous applications in the pulp and paper and textile industries.

American Elements manufactures multiple forms of sulfite compounds including solutions, nanopowders, submicron, and -325 mesh powders, and high surface area materials with particle distribution and particle size controlled and certified. We also produce larger -40 mesh, -100 mesh, -200 mesh range sizes and <0.5 mm, 2 mm, 5 mm and other sizes of shot, granules, lump, flake and pieces. Purities can include 99%, 99.9%, 99.99%, 99.999% and up, in addition to technical or reagent grade.

American Elements maintains industrial scale production for all its sulfite products and will execute Non-Disclosure or Confidentiality Agreements to protect customer know-how.

Recent Research & Development for Sulfites

Kinetic and Diffusion-Driven Instabilities in the Bromate-Sulfite-Ferrocyanide System., Molnár, István, and Szalai István , J Phys Chem A, 2017 Mar 09, Volume 121, Issue 9, p.1900-1908, (2017)

A novel heterogeneous system for sulfate radical generation through sulfite activation on a CoFe2O4 nanocatalyst surface., Liu, Zizheng, Yang Shaojie, Yuan Yanan, Xu Jing, Zhu Yifan, Li Jinjun, and Wu Feng , J Hazard Mater, 2017 Feb 15, Volume 324, Issue Pt B, p.583-592, (2017)

Mechanism of the Ferrocyanide-Iodate-Sulfite Oscillatory Chemical Reaction., Horváth, Viktor, Epstein Irving R., and Kustin Kenneth , J Phys Chem A, 2016 Mar 31, Volume 120, Issue 12, p.1951-60, (2016)

Reverse osmosis membrane composition, structure and performance modification by bisulphite, iron(III), bromide and chlorite exposure., Ferrer, O, Gibert O, and Cortina J L. , Water Res, 2016 Jul 14, Volume 103, p.256-263, (2016)

A new magnesium bisulfite pretreatment (MBSP) development for bio-ethanol production from corn stover., Yu, Heng, Ren Jiwei, Liu Lei, Zheng Zhaojuan, Zhu Junjun, Yong Qiang, and Ouyang Jia , Bioresour Technol, 2016 Jan, Volume 199, p.188-93, (2016)

Chest X-ray Artifact Caused by Bilateral 99mTc-Antimony Trisulfite Injection for Sentinel Node Imaging in a Patient With Breast Cancer., Makis, William, Robinson Don, McEwan Alexander J. B., and Riauka Terence A. , Clin Nucl Med, 2016 Apr, Volume 41, Issue 4, p.319-20, (2016)

Optimization of alkaline sulfite pretreatment and comparative study with sodium hydroxide pretreatment for improving enzymatic digestibility of corn stover., Liu, Huan, Pang Bo, Wang Haisong, Li Haiming, Lu Jie, and Niu Meihong , J Agric Food Chem, 2015 Apr 1, Volume 63, Issue 12, p.3229-34, (2015)