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Name: Russ R.
Status: other
Grade: other
Location: CA
Country: N/A
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.

Vince Calder

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