Hydrogen peroxide is a clear and colorless liquid which is slightly viscous than water. H2O2 is highly used as an oxidizer and bleaching agent in various applications. With a boiling point of 114 degree Celsius hydrogen peroxide freezes at -52 degree Celsius with 1-1.25 Ph level. H2O2 is a non flammable and a completely soluble chemical with 18mm hg@30 degree vapor pressure and 1.21g/cm3 density.
|Appearance||Clear, Colorless liquid|
|pH||1 – 2.5|
|Melting point/Freezing Point||-52 0C|
|Boiling Point Range||114 0C|
|Flash Point||Not flammable|
|Evaporation rate||No clear information|
|Flammability Limit (Solid, Gas)||Not flammable|
|Flammability Limit in air||Not Applicable|
|Upper Flammability Limit||Not Applicable|
|Lower Flammability Limit||Not Applicable|
|Vapor pressure||18 mm Hg @30 0C|
|Vapor density||No clear information|
|Density||1.17 to 1.21 g/cm3|
|Specific gravity||1.17 to 1.21|
|Water solubility||Completely soluble|
|Solubility in Other solvents||Soluble in Polar organic solvents & insoluble in non polar organic solvents|
|Partition coefficient||No Clear information.|
|Auto ignition temperature||Not combustible.|
|Decomposition temperature||Below 60 0C slow decomposition & Above 60 0C Rapid Decomposition|
|Viscosity, kinematic||1.17 cP @ 20 0C|
|Explosive properties||No information available|
|Surface tension||75.6 mN/m @20 0C|
Hydrogen Peroxide is an environmental friendly chemical with strong bleaching and oxidizing properties. With water and oxygen as bi-products, hydrogen peroxide as considered to be one of the safest chemicals and is widely used in various applications across industries.
Hydrogen peroxide plays a crucial role in organic chemistry and is used in the manufacturing of hydrazine hydrate and hydroxyl amines, organic peroxides, peracetic acid and sulphur derivatives.
Hydrogen Peroxide is used as bleaching agent in sugar industry. It acts as a reagent delivering bright sugar with excellent keeping quality. The sugar produced gives more economic benefits with less sulphur dioxide and sulphated ash. Hydrogen Peroxide is also used for syrup bleaching.
Hydrogen Peroxide is a universal bleaching agent and is highly used for textile bleaching due of its eco friendly properties and less time consumption. Hydrogen peroxide bleaches at a reasonable cost and is suitable for almost all fibers and can be used in any temperature and under different conditions.
Hydrogen peroxide is used for bleaching recycled paper and to brighten pulp stability in Pulp & Paper industry. Use of hydrogen peroxide is a cost effective method and contributes to the end product quality.
Hydrogen Peroxide is used to improve food color and to sterilize antiseptic packaging containers. Hydrogen peroxide also increases product shelf life and is used as antimicrobial agent in milk and bleaching agent in wheat flour, edible oil and egg white.
With the disinfectant property, hydrogen peroxide is extensively used in pharmaceuticals industry. Hydrogen peroxide is used in contact lens solution, as antiseptic to prevent infection and as disinfectant for dental and surgical instruments. H2O2 is also used for hair bleaching, teeth bleaching lotions, tooth paste, mouthwash, hair-care products etc.
Hydrogen peroxide is used to remove industrial pollutions caused by effluents, it also curbs corrosion and odour pollution caused by other chemicals. H2O2 offers a source of oxygen for aerobic biological treatment and is an excellent bactericide-algicide for water decontamination when treated with appropriate elements.
Hydrogen Peroxide is used as an oxidant in the mining industry for production process of expensive elements. H2O2 improves the overall process control and is used in various steps of metallurgical process.