Sodium Perborate
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Title: Sodium Perborate
CAS Registry Number: 7632-04-4
Additional Names: Dexol
Molecular Formula: BNaO3
Molecular Weight: 81.80
Percent Composition: B 13.22%, Na 28.10%, O 58.68%
Line Formula: NaBO3
Literature References: Contains, when reasonably fresh, ~95% of the perborate corresp to 9.9% available oxygen. Prepn from sodium metaborate and hydrogen peroxide: Leblon, Lambert, US 3109706 (1963 to Solvay & Cie.).
Derivative Type: Tetrahydrate
Properties: White, odorless, cryst powder; saline taste. Stable when kept cool and dry, but is dec with liberation of oxygen in warm or moist air. Dec >60°. Sol in ~40 parts water, the soln being alkaline and dec with the liberation of H2O2, and then of oxygen. In the presence of acids, H2O2 is formed. Keep well closed and in a cool place.
CAUTION: Prevent swallowing of soln.
Use: Bleaching straw and other fibers, ivory, sponges, bristles, waxes, textiles; in laundering, dentifrices, soaps.
Therap-Cat: Antiseptic (topical).
Therap-Cat-Vet: Mouthwash.

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