General Information

Please find below basic information about Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) is a clear, colorless, inorganic liquid with an acidic pH. Because of the complete solubility of Hydrogen Peroxide in water, solutions of a wide range of concentrations can be made. The amount of H2O2 present is expressed as a percent of the solutions weight. Thus, 10 kilograms of a 35% solution contains 3.5 kilograms of Hydrogen Peroxide and 6.5 kilograms of water.

Hydrogen peroxide is produced today almost exclusively according to the anthraquinone-autoxidation (AO) process. In this AO process, hydrogen peroxide is produced from hydrogen and atmospheric oxygen, whereby an anthraquinone derivative, which is circulated, acts as "reaction carrier". The crude hydrogen peroxide derived through the AO process is then purified and concentrated. After appropriate stabilization, it is marketed as an aqueous solution, usually in concentrations of 35, 50, and 70 percent by weight. Other concentrations or special grades, the purity and stabilization of which are matched to special requirements, are likewise available.

TECHNICAL DATA

CAS name
Hydrogen peroxide
CAS number
7722-84-1
Formula
H2O2
Structure
Markets
Pulp, Paper & Packaging
Food, Feed & Beverages
Home, Lifestyle & Personal Care
Pharma & Health Care
Electronics & Telecommunication
Environment & Utilities
Metals, Mining 
Oil & Gas
Plastics
Agriculture
Transportation, Aeronautics
Effects
Bleaching agent
Disinfectant
Oxidizer
EINECS
231-765-0
Code
Hydrogen peroxide
Synonyms
Hydrogen dioxide
Bleaching chemical
Perhydrol
Eau Oxygenée
Peroxyde
Molecular weight
34 g/mol
Delivery form
can, drum, IBC, bulk 
Comment
Hydrogen Peroxide is an environmentally friendly chemical; it decomposes to yield only oxygen and water, hydrogen peroxide is one of the cleanest, most versatile chemicals available.

Peracetic acid is an equilibrium mixture of peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid and water that is available in various grades. Concentrations up to 15 percent are used as sanitizers, disinfectants and sterilants are used in food and beverage industry, for aseptic packaging (PET), in laundries, in animal health care, as an anti-slime agent, for wastewater treatment and as a sterilant in medical applications. Grades with higher concentrations up to 40 percent are are exclusively used for oxidation reactions in chemical synthesis.