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Sodium hypochlorite solution

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reagent grade, available chlorine 10-15 %

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reagent grade

vapor pressure

23.3 hPa ( 20 °C)


10-15% chlorine basis (by Na2S2O3, titration)




available chlorine, 10-15%

reaction suitability

reagent type: oxidant

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Safer Solvents and Auxiliaries
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111 °C


1.206 g/mL at 25 °C

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General description

Efficacy of 2.5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) solution as endodontic irrigant has been tested. It was reported as comparatively more efficient antimicrobial agent than 0.2% chlorhexidine gluconate solution. It has been proposed as tissue solvent. It has bactericidal properties. Effect of time and storage conditions on tissue-dissolving capacity of various concentrations of NaOCl have been evaluated. NaOCl is commonly used for the removal of bloom-forming or biofouling organisms. It has been proposed as algicidal agent.
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Sodium hypochlorite is an oxidant used with catalytic TEMPO for oxidation of alcohols. It is generally used in the synthesis of sodium 3,3′-bis(sulfonato)-4,4′-bis(acetamido)azobenzene.

Towards greener solvents for the bleach oxidation of alcohols catalysed by stable N-oxy radicals


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Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Acute 1 - Aquatic Chronic 2 - Eye Dam. 1 - Skin Corr. 1B

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Storage Class Code

8B - Non-combustible, corrosive hazardous materials



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    Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product. 

  5. What is the definition of available chlorine?

    Available chlorine is a measure of the bleaching power of a substance. Available chlorine is defined as chlorine capable of releasing an equivalent amount of atomic oxygen according to the following reaction equations.Cl2 + 2OH- --> OCl- + Cl- + H2O  (eqn. 1) HOCl --> HCl + ½ O2  (eqn. 2)

  6. How is available chlorine tested?

    To analyze for available chlorine, a sample of sodium hypochlorite is added to a solution of potassium iodide in the presence of acid to liberate iodine.  The liberated iodine is titrated with standardized sodium thiosulfate.

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Melanie Hillion et al.
Scientific reports, 7(1), 1195-1195 (2017-04-28)
Mycothiol (MSH) is the major low molecular weight (LMW) thiol in Actinomycetes. Here, we used shotgun proteomics, OxICAT and RNA-seq transcriptomics to analyse protein S-mycothiolation, reversible thiol-oxidations and their impact on gene expression in Mycobacterium smegmatis under hypochlorite stress. In...
Effects of the algicides CuSO4 and NaOCl on various physiological parameters in the harmful dinoflagellate Cochlodinium polykrikoides.
Ebenezer V, et al.
Journal of Applied Phycology, 26(6), 2357-2365 (2014)
B R Johnson et al.
Journal of endodontics, 19(1), 40-43 (1993-01-01)
Although the tissue solvent and bactericidal properties of sodium hypochlorite are well known, the effective shelf-life of prepared sodium hypochlorite solutions is not known. The stability of sodium hypochlorite is adversely affected by exposure to high temperature, light, air, and...
Hongda Wang et al.
Light, science & applications, 9, 118-118 (2020-07-21)
Early identification of pathogenic bacteria in food, water, and bodily fluids is very important and yet challenging, owing to sample complexities and large sample volumes that need to be rapidly screened. Existing screening methods based on plate counting or molecular...
In vivo evaluation of chlorhexidine gluconate solution and sodium hypochlorite solution as root canal irrigants.
A M Ringel et al.
Journal of endodontics, 8(5), 200-204 (1982-05-01)


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