WHAT IS HYDROGEN PEROXIDE

Most people know of hydrogen peroxide — otherwise referred to as dioxidane, oxidanyl, or perhydroxic acid — as the disinfectant they keep in their medicine cabinet to help with minor scrapes and cuts. Many people are not aware that it is used in seemingly countless other applications and can even be found in the human body and other biological systems.

  • Synonyms: Dioxidane, oxidanyl, or perhydroxic acid
  • INCI: Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Chemical formula: H2O2
  • CAS #: 7722-84-1
  • Hazard: In diluted form, hydrogen peroxide presents little danger to humans and the environment, but in concentrated form this chemical needs to be handled with caution.

BUY VARIOUS GRADES OF HYDROXIDE PEROXIDE

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Hydrogen Peroxide 20%
Hydrogen Peroxide 25%
Hydrogen Peroxide 27%

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Characteristics
AppearanceClear colorless liquid
OdorOdorless
SolubilitiesSoluble in ether and alcohol
Density1.45 g/cm³
Boiling point226.4°F
Freezing point-27°F
Molecular weight34.014 g/mol
Weight per gallon9.4200 lbs
ClassOxidizer, Peroxide
GradesNF Grade, NG/ACS, Reagent, Technical

USES AND APPLICATIONS FOR HYDROGEN PEROXIDE

Hydrogen peroxide use include antiseptic, bleaching agent, body wash, cosmetics, deinking paper, disinfectant, environmental applications, facial cleaner, hair bleaching, mining, oxidizer, permanent wave solutions, pharmaceuticals, pollution abatement, printed circuit boards, pulp & paper, sanitizers, textile bleaching, waste water treatment, water treatment.

  • HI&I: Hydrogen peroxide finds application in cleaning products as bleach and disinfectant.
  • Mining: It is used in bleaching process.
  • Personal Care: It is used in formulation of cosmetics products like hair bleaching, body wash.
  • Pharmaceutical: It is used in the preparation of antiseptic creams.
  • Pulp & Paper: Hydrogen peroxide is used in pulp bleaching.
  • Textiles: It is used in textile bleaching.

Quick Answers

Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical with powerful disinfectant properties used to kill bacteria. It is used in applications such as antiseptic, industrial bleaching, and household cleaning products.

Knowing where to get hydrogen peroxide is probably just the beginning of your company’s chemical requirements, and Brenntag can fulfill them all in one place, with 10,000 products, a world-class and about 180,000 customers. We think you will find that the experience, global reach, inventory and commitment to quality and safety inherent in all of our chemical distribution will fit in perfectly with your needs as a chemical supplier or the needs of your industry.

Your best approach will be to contact Brenntag North America. Brenntag is the established global market leader in ingredient and chemical distribution and can fully supply all your acetic acid and other chemical needs.

Hydrogen peroxide is available in liq bin, drum, and bulk quantities.

You can download a copy of the SDS for hydrogen peroxide from Brenntag Connect.

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