Agent Name

Sodium peroxydicarbonate

CAS Number

3313-92-6

Formula

C2-H2-O6.2Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Disodium peroxydicarbonate; Sodium percarbonate; Peroxydicarbonic acid, disodium salt; Peroxydicarbonic acid, sodium salt (1:2); [ChemIDplus] Sodium carbonate; [RTECS] Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate; Sodium carbonate peroxide; [JECFA]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

White solid; [JECFA] White granular powder; [Harvard Chemical Research MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an antimicrobial synergist in raw milk preservation systems; [JECFA]

Comments

Causes changes in motor activity and other gastrointestinal changes in oral lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] A strong oxidant; [JECFA] A respiratory tract and severe eye irritant; [Harvard Chemical Research MSDS]

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