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Sodium Hypochlorite

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PCC Rokita SA / Chlorine Business Unit
Chemical name
Sodium hypochlorite solution Cl active
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Sodium hypochlorite, also known as sodium chlorate (I) or sodium salt of hypochlorous acid, is an inorganic chemical compound that is obtained by saturating chlorine with an aqueous solution of sodium hydroxide. This compound in a free state is very unstable, usually used in the form of an aqueous solution.

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Properties and applications
  • bactericidal, antiseptic, oxidising and corrosive properties;
  • production of household chemicals;
  • used as a bleaching agent in the textile and pulp and paper industries;
  • cleaning and disinfection of drinking water;
  • domestic and industrial waste treatment, removal of organic and inorganic pollutants;
  • disinfection of systems, pipelines, and tanks in the dairy industry;
  • in the food industry used in wine production and brewing;
  • fungicidal and germicidal treatment of grains;
  • disinfection of technical rooms;
  • in medicine and pharmacy as an antiviral, antifungal, and bactericidal agent;
  • raw material in industrial organic synthesis;
  • reagent for photometric tests;
  • production of modified food starch;

Markets and applications
Food industry
I&I Cleaning
Personal Care
Pulp & Paper
Raw materials and intermediates
Tanning industry
Textile industry
Water & Wastewater treatment / Antiscalants, scale & corrosion inhibitors, Wastewater treatment, Water treatment

Bleaching agents
Cleansing agents
Disinfectants and biocides
Raw materials & intermediates

Chlorine derivatives

Chloralkali, raw materials and intermediates

Alternative names
Sodium hypochlorite solution Cl active, sodium hypo
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