Sodium Hypochlorite

Sodium hypochlorite (commonly known in a dilute solution as bleach) is a chemical compound with the formula NaOCl It is mainly used as a bleaching and disinfecting agent and is commonly found in household bleach. Sodium hypochlorite is generally used dissolved in water at various concentrations.


Molar Weight74.439g/mol
Boiling Point101 °C
Density1.11 g/cm3

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Disinfectant
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Cleaning products
  • Fuel additive
  • Agricultural
  • Laundry products
  • Bleaching agent


  • Pharma
  • Polymers
  • Rubber
  • Water Treatment
  • Chemical Processing
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Agrobusiness
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Cleaning
  • Coatings & Construction
  • Cosmetics
  • Food
  • Lubricants
  • Oil & Gas

Synonyms: Antiformin, Bleach, Chloride of soda

Chemical Formula: NaOCl

CAS Number: 7681-52-9 (anhydrous)