Sodium hypochlorite

Chlorine products

Sodium hypochlorite is a clear, slightly yellowish solution with distinct odor. It is produced by reacting chlorine with a solution of sodium hydroxide. Sodium Hypochlorite shows, as well as chlorine, a very high reactivity and oxidizing power, but as a solution it is easier to handle and more cost-effective than chlorine. For more information on Sodium Hypochlorite, please download our Application Guide or Product Data Sheet.

  • Product name

    Sodium hypochlorite
  • Chemical family

    Chlor Alkali
  • CAS number

    7681-52-9
  • Physical form

    Liquid
  • ProductChemicalFormula

    NaOCl
  • Regional availability

    Global
  • Chemical name

    Sodium hypochlorite
  • Molecular Weight

    74.44
  • Applications

    Sodium hypochlorite is generally used as bleached in some of the following applications: Drinking-, process-, cooling- and swimming water, household and industrial cleaning, starch modification and the chemical industry.

Market Segments

Cleaning

Functions

  • Oxidizing Agent,
  • Biocide,
  • Bleaching Agent,
  • Chemical Reagent,
  • Disinfectant

Applications

  • Drinking water,
  • Starch modification,
  • Cooling water,
  • Rubber processing chemicals,
  • Swimming pools,
  • Waste water,
  • Cyanide destruction
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