Ammonium, potassium and sodium persulfates

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Persulfates are chemical compounds with some of the most powerful oxidant characteristics of all peroxides. These characteristics require the proper safety oversight. As one of the largest global producers of persulfates, Evonik is a leader in providing persulfate product solutions that meet the exacting standards of global customers and comply with strict safety standards.

How persulfates work

Ammonium persulfate

Ammonium persulfate acts as a polymerization initiator in polymer chemistry, as an etchant and cleaner in the manufacture of printed circuit boards, as a booster in hair bleaching formulations in cosmetics and as a gel breaker in the oil and gas industry.

Potassium persulfate

Potassium persulfate is used as an initiator for emulsion polymerization reactions, in the preparation of acrylic, vinyl, styrene, neoprene, styrene-butadiene and other resins. It is also used in depolymerization in modification of starch, as a booster in hair bleaching formulations in cosmetics and as a gel breaker in the oil and gas industry.

Sodium persulfate

Sodium persulfate acts as a polymerization initiator in polymer chemistry, as an etchant and cleaner in the manufacturing of printed circuit boards, as a booster in hair bleaching formulations in cosmetics.

Product Overview

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Key Functions

Related Markets

Ammonium persulfate

Oxidizer, free radical generator, bleaching

Polymer initiation

Potassium persulfate 
Sodium persulfate

Oxidizer, free radical generator, pool/SPA shock

Polymer initiation

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