Stabilized Hydrogen Peroxide
Name: Russ R.
Date: December 2006
I was checking out this bottle of hydrogen
peroxide, and I noticed that it referred to the H2O2 content
being "Stabilized." I was wondering, how does one go about
stabilizing an oxidant, particularly one this simple, without
losing the desired oxidative properties all together?
There are a number of compounds used to stabilize hydrogen
peroxide, the choice depends upon the concentration of peroxide and
the intended use. Typical stabilizers are organo tin compounds and
various organic compounds. See for example:
For more detailed information a
Google search on "hydrogen peroxide stabilizers" will provide more
detailed information on what and how hydrogen peroxide is stabilized.
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