Agent Name

Sodium percarbonate

CAS Number

15630-89-4

Formula

C-O3.2Na.3/2H2-O2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Carbonic acid, disodium salt, compd. with hydrogen peroxide (2:3); Disodium carbonate, hydrogen peroxide (2:3); FB Sodium Percarbonate; Oxyper; Perdox; Peroxy sodium carbonate; Sodium carbonate peroxide; Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate; Carbonic acid sodium salt (1:2), compd. with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) (2:3); Disodium carbonate, compound with hydrogen peroxide (2:3); [ChemIDplus] Carbonic acid disodium salt, compound with hydrogen peroxide (2:3); Disodium carbonate sesquiperoxide; Ecox-C; Hydrogen peroxide, compound with disodium carbonate (3:2); Sodium percarbonates; [CAMEO] Percarbonate; PCS; [Reference #1] Hydrogen peroxide sodium carbonate adduct; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN3378

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Colorless solid; [CAMEO] White solid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used to make other chemicals; [CAMEO] Used mainly as a bleaching agent in household laundry detergents and additives and dishwashing machine products; Also used in other consumer cleaning products, dental care products, and for the preservation of raw milk; [Reference #1] Used as an algaecide and fungicide for ornamentals, turf grasses, landscapes, commercial greenhouses, garden centers, nurseries, and storage areas; No registered food uses; [Reference #2] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

A strong oxidizing agent that may combust on contact with organic substances; [CAMEO] Decomposed by water; A respiratory tract, severe eye, and mild skin irritant; Repeated or prolonged exposure may cause lung effects; [ICSC] An addition product of hydrogen peroxide and sodium carbonate; Dissociates into hydrogen peroxide, carbonate, and sodium ions on contact with body fluids (all found naturally in the human body); Causes local irritation but is not likely to cause systemic toxicity; [Reference #1] An oxidizer that may intensify fire; An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; Harmful by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Sodium Percarbonate - 2005

Exposure Assessment
Reference Link

EPA Biopesticide Fact Sheet: Sodium Carbonate Peroxyhydrate - 2002

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