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  • 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide H2O2 (Food Grade)

    35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide H2O2 (Food Grade)

    35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide This is the highest concentration of hydrogen peroxide we offer.   Our food-grade peroxide is clear, colorless, and free of any stabilizers or additives.  Peroxide is one of the most effective oxidizers and may be applied to food directly to food products.  Our peroxide is certified FCC (Food Chemical Codex).  It has been tested and verified for its quality and purity.  35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide Certificate of Analysis 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide Safety Data Sheet Our food-grade hydrogen peroxide is 12x strength, when diluted you can make a remarkably large volume of 3% hydrogen peroxide that can be used for a wide variety of applications.   1 Quart 35% Makes 4.2 Gallons of 3% 1 Gallon 35% Makes 11.5 Gallons of 3% 5 Gallon 35% Makes 57.8 Gallons of 3% 55 Gallon 35% Makes 634 Gallons of 3%   Some applications include... Elevating Plant Growth: Diluted hydrogen peroxide supports healthy roots and elevated oxygen availability in the soil. Excellent Cleaner for Food Prep Environments: Hydrogen peroxide is a disinfectant, that kills viruses and various forms of bacteria. Bleaching: Diluted hydrogen peroxide is a mild bleaching agent that can be used to clean stains.  Cleansing Fresh Produce: Diluted hydrogen peroxide can be used to clean fruits and vegetables.  Mold and Mildew Removal: Hydrogen peroxides strong oxidative qualities breakdown mold and mildew with ease.  How to Dilute 35% Hydrogen Peroxide to 3% Hydrogen Peroxide: 35% food-grade hydrogen peroxide Deionized distilled water A clean, empty Gallon bottle for the final 3% hydrogen peroxide solution Measuring cup Funnel Safety goggles Rubber gloves Apron or old clothes Steps to perform dilution: Wear safety goggles, rubber gloves, an apron or old clothing to protect yourself from spills and splashes.  Choose a well-ventilated space. Mix 1 part 35% hydrogen peroxide with 11 parts distilled water. Example: Mix 1 cup hydrogen peroxide, with 11 cups of distilled water.  To be exact, this will make a slightly less than 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide – 2.92%. What Is Hydrogen Peroxide? Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a chemical compound composed of two hydrogen atoms and two oxygen atoms. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a slightly more viscous consistency than water. Hydrogen peroxide is commonly used for its powerful oxidizing properties and has a wide range of applications in various industries and household settings. What Are The Properties Of Hydrogen Peroxide? Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a clear, colorless liquid with several notable properties: Chemical Formula: H2O2 - It consists of two hydrogen atoms (H) and two oxygen atoms (O) linked by a single covalent bond, as well as a second oxygen atom connected to one of the hydrogen atoms by a single covalent bond. Molecular Weight: Approximately 34.01 grams per mole. Physical State: Hydrogen peroxide is a liquid at room temperature and pressure (25°C or 77°F). Odor: It has a slightly sharp and distinctive odor. Solubility: Hydrogen peroxide is miscible (mixes completely) with water in all proportions. Density: The density of hydrogen peroxide varies with concentration. A common concentration of 3% hydrogen peroxide has a density of approximately 1.01 grams per milliliter (g/mL). Boiling Point: The boiling point of hydrogen peroxide is approximately 150.2°C (302.4°F). Melting Point: Pure hydrogen peroxide does not have a distinct melting point because it decomposes before reaching a stable liquid state at atmospheric pressure. Reactivity: Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful oxidizing agent and is highly reactive with various substances, including organic compounds and some metals. It readily decomposes into water and oxygen when exposed to heat, light, or certain catalysts. Concentration: Hydrogen peroxide is available in various concentrations, with common household solutions typically being around 3%. Higher concentrations, such as 30% or 35%, are used in industrial and laboratory applications. pH: The pH of hydrogen peroxide solutions varies with concentration but is typically slightly acidic. Stability: Hydrogen peroxide solutions are not indefinitely stable and can decompose over time, especially when exposed to light, heat, or contaminants. Storing hydrogen peroxide in a cool, dark place in a well-sealed container helps preserve its stability. Safety: Concentrated hydrogen peroxide solutions can be hazardous and should be handled with care. Contact with skin or eyes should be avoided, and protective equipment may be required when working with high-concentration solutions. These properties make hydrogen peroxide a versatile chemical with various applications in industries ranging from healthcare and cosmetics to water treatment and rocket propulsion. The concentration and handling precautions should be considered based on the specific use and requirements of the application. What Is Hydrogen Peroxide Used For? Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is used for a wide range of purposes in various industries and household settings due to its versatile properties. Some common uses of hydrogen peroxide include: Disinfectant and Antiseptic: Hydrogen peroxide is a common disinfectant and antiseptic agent. It is used to clean wounds, cuts, and minor injuries to prevent infection. In lower concentrations (typically 3%), it can be safely applied to the skin. Hair Bleaching and Dyeing: Many hair bleaching and hair dyeing products contain hydrogen peroxide as it can help break down the natural pigments in hair, lightening its color. Teeth Whitening: Hydrogen peroxide is used in some teeth whitening products and dental treatments to remove stains and discoloration from teeth. Cleaning Agent: It is used as a cleaning agent for surfaces, fabrics, and contact lenses due to its ability to break down and remove organic stains and deposits. Water Treatment: In water treatment processes, hydrogen peroxide can be used to remove contaminants, oxidize organic matter, and disinfect water supplies. Rocket Propellant: In the aerospace industry, highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide (usually around 90% purity) is used as a rocket propellant. Chemical Synthesis: Hydrogen peroxide is used in the synthesis of various chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Environmental Applications: It can be employed for soil and groundwater remediation, helping to break down pollutants and contaminants. Food Industry: In the food industry, hydrogen peroxide can be used for cleaning and disinfection of equipment and packaging materials. Cosmetics: It is used in some cosmetic and personal care products, such as hair dyes, hair bleaches, and skin creams. Textiles: Hydrogen peroxide is used in the textile industry to bleach fabrics and remove stains. Paper and Pulp Industry: It is used for bleaching paper pulp and improving the quality of paper products. Agriculture: In agriculture, hydrogen peroxide can be used as an oxygen source in soil, promoting plant growth. Medical and Laboratory Use: It is utilized for cleaning and sterilizing medical equipment and laboratory instruments. First Aid: Hydrogen peroxide is a household item for treating minor cuts and scrapes. The specific application and concentration of hydrogen peroxide used can vary depending on the intended purpose. Higher concentrations are typically used in industrial and chemical applications, while lower concentrations are common in household and personal care products. It's important to handle hydrogen peroxide with care, follow safety guidelines, and use the appropriate concentration for a given task. How Is Hydrogen Peroxide Produced? Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is typically produced through one of two main methods: the anthraquinone process and the direct synthesis process. Both processes involve the reaction of hydrogen and oxygen in the presence of a catalyst to form hydrogen peroxide. Here's an overview of these two methods: Anthraquinone Process: This is the most common method for commercial hydrogen peroxide production. It involves a series of chemical reactions that use anthraquinone derivatives as catalysts. The process typically consists of the following steps: Hydrogenation: Anthraquinone derivatives are hydrogenated with hydrogen gas (H2) to form hydroquinone derivatives. Autoxidation: The hydroquinone derivatives react with oxygen (O2) to form anthraquinone derivatives again, while producing hydrogen peroxide in the process. Extraction: The hydrogen peroxide is then extracted from the reaction mixture. Oxidation of Anthraquinone: The anthraquinone derivatives are oxidized back to their original form for reuse in the process. Direct Synthesis Process: In this method, hydrogen and oxygen are directly combined to produce hydrogen peroxide using a catalyst. The reaction typically occurs in a gas-phase reactor, and the process is often referred to as the "direct synthesis" or "hydrogenation-oxygenation" process. Common catalysts used in this process include palladium or platinum on a support material. While these are the main methods for hydrogen peroxide production, there are other less common methods as well. The choice of production method depends on factors such as the desired concentration of hydrogen peroxide, production scale, and cost considerations. It's worth noting that hydrogen peroxide is a sensitive compound and can decompose over time, especially when exposed to heat, light, or contaminants. Therefore, it requires careful handling and storage to maintain its stability and effectiveness. Does Hydrogen Peroxide Expire? Hydrogen peroxide can degrade over time and may lose its effectiveness, so it can be said to have a shelf life rather than a strict expiration date. The shelf life of hydrogen peroxide depends on several factors, including its concentration, exposure to light, temperature, and how well it's stored. Here are some general guidelines: Concentration: Higher concentrations of hydrogen peroxide (e.g., 30% or 35%) tend to be more stable and have a longer shelf life compared to lower concentrations (e.g., 3% or 6%). Exposure to Light: Hydrogen peroxide is light-sensitive, and exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light can accelerate its decomposition. It is typically sold in brown or opaque containers to protect it from light. Temperature: Storage at higher temperatures can also speed up the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. It should be stored at a cool, dry place away from heat sources. Contaminants: Contaminants or impurities can catalyze the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. It's essential to keep the container tightly sealed and free from any potential contaminants. Age: Hydrogen peroxide degrades slowly over time, even when stored correctly. The rate of degradation is higher for lower concentrations. To maximize the shelf life and potency of hydrogen peroxide, follow these recommendations: Store it in its original, tightly sealed container. Keep it in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Check the expiration date on the container, if available. If you're unsure about the potency of an old bottle of hydrogen peroxide, consider testing it on a small, non-critical area before using it for medical or cleaning purposes. It's important to note that even if hydrogen peroxide has degraded, it may still be useful for some applications, such as cleaning and disinfecting surfaces. However, for medical or first-aid use, it's best to use hydrogen peroxide that is within its recommended shelf life to ensure its effectiveness. Is Hydrogen Peroxide Safe As Mouthwash? Hydrogen peroxide can be used as a mouthwash, but it should be used with caution and in a diluted form. Here are some important considerations: Dilution: Never use undiluted hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash. It's too concentrated at its full strength and can cause irritation, burning, and tissue damage. Instead, dilute it with water. A common recommendation is to use a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution, which is typically sold in drugstores. Frequency: Do not use hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash too frequently. Using it daily or excessively can lead to oral issues, including irritation and disruption of the natural balance of oral bacteria. Duration: When using hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash, swish it around your mouth for a brief period, typically about 30 seconds, and then spit it out. Do not swallow it. Rinse Thoroughly: After using hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash, rinse your mouth thoroughly with water to remove any residual hydrogen peroxide. Avoid Ingestion: Do not swallow hydrogen peroxide, even when diluted. Swallowing hydrogen peroxide can lead to stomach upset and other health issues. Consultation: Before using hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash, it's a good idea to consult with your dentist or oral healthcare provider. They can provide guidance on its safe and appropriate use based on your specific oral health needs. Hydrogen peroxide can help kill harmful bacteria in the mouth and may be used as a short-term remedy for issues like canker sores or minor gum irritations. However, it is not a substitute for regular oral hygiene practices such as brushing, flossing, and using a fluoride-based mouthwash. If you experience any adverse reactions, such as severe irritation, burning, or pain, discontinue use immediately and consult a healthcare professional. It's important to use hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash cautiously and in accordance with recommended guidelines to avoid potential side effects or harm to oral tissues. What Are The Hazards Of Hydrogen Peroxide? Hydrogen peroxide, while commonly used for various purposes, can pose certain hazards if mishandled or used improperly. Here are some of the potential hazards associated with hydrogen peroxide: Irritation and Burns: Hydrogen peroxide is a strong oxidizing agent and can cause skin and eye irritation upon contact. In higher concentrations or with prolonged exposure, it can lead to chemical burns. Ingestion: Ingesting concentrated hydrogen peroxide can be harmful and even life-threatening. It can cause gastrointestinal irritation, stomach pain, vomiting, and, in severe cases, internal burns or damage. Inhalation: Inhalation of hydrogen peroxide vapors can irritate the respiratory tract, leading to coughing, shortness of breath, and throat irritation. Explosive Hazards: Concentrated hydrogen peroxide solutions can be sensitive to shock, heat, or contamination with organic materials. This can lead to the potential for explosions or fires if mishandled. Skin Sensitization: Prolonged or repeated contact with hydrogen peroxide can lead to skin sensitization, where the skin becomes more sensitive or allergic to the chemical. Environmental Impact: Hydrogen peroxide can be harmful to aquatic life and the environment if not properly disposed of. It should not be released into natural waterways. hydrogen peroxide, consider the following precautions: Dilution: When using hydrogen peroxide, dilute it to the appropriate concentration for the intended purpose. Most household hydrogen peroxide solutions are 3%, while higher concentrations are used for industrial or medical applications. Protective Equipment: When handling concentrated hydrogen peroxide, wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including gloves and safety goggles. Ventilation: Use hydrogen peroxide in well-ventilated areas to minimize inhalation risks. First Aid: In case of skin or eye contact, rinse immediately with plenty of water. If ingested, seek medical attention. Storage: Store hydrogen peroxide in a cool, dark place away from flammable materials and heat sources. Dispose Properly: Dispose of hydrogen peroxide in accordance with local regulations. Do not pour it down drains or release it into the environment. Always follow the safety guidelines and instructions provided on the product label or by the manufacturer. If you have specific concerns or questions about handling hydrogen peroxide for a particular application, it's advisable to consult with a safety professional or chemical expert for guidance. How Can I Use Hydrogen Peroxide Safely? Using hydrogen peroxide safely involves taking appropriate precautions to minimize the risk of accidents or harm. Here are some guidelines for safe handling and use of hydrogen peroxide: Read the Label: Always read and follow the instructions and safety precautions provided on the hydrogen peroxide product label. Different concentrations may have different recommended uses and safety guidelines. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Wear appropriate personal protective equipment, including safety goggles or a face shield to protect your eyes. Use gloves made of materials that are compatible with hydrogen peroxide, such as nitrile or latex gloves. Ventilation: Use hydrogen peroxide in a well-ventilated area to minimize exposure to vapors. If you're using it in a confined space, consider using a fume hood or working near an open window or door. Concentration: Ensure that you are using the correct concentration of hydrogen peroxide for your specific application. Most household hydrogen peroxide solutions are typically 3%, but higher concentrations are available for industrial or medical use. Dilution: When diluting concentrated hydrogen peroxide, always add the hydrogen peroxide to water, not the other way around. This helps prevent splattering and potential reactions. Avoid Contaminants: Keep hydrogen peroxide away from organic materials (e.g., paper, cloth) and flammable substances, as it can react with them and potentially cause fires or explosions. Avoid Mixing: Do not mix hydrogen peroxide with other chemicals unless you are following a specific recipe or procedure that requires it. Mixing hydrogen peroxide with certain substances can be dangerous. First Aid: In case of skin contact, immediately rinse the affected area with plenty of water. If hydrogen peroxide comes into contact with your eyes, flush them with water for at least 15 minutes and seek medical attention if irritation persists. If ingested, do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately. Storage: Store hydrogen peroxide in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight and heat sources. Keep the container tightly closed when not in use. Disposal: Dispose of hydrogen peroxide in accordance with local regulations. Do not pour it down drains or release it into the environment. Emergency Response: Have access to an emergency eyewash station and safety shower if you are working with concentrated hydrogen peroxide. Keep a spill kit and appropriate cleanup materials on hand in case of accidents. Training: Ensure that individuals handling hydrogen peroxide are trained in its safe use and understand the potential hazards. If you are unsure about how to use hydrogen peroxide safely for a specific application, consider seeking guidance from a safety professional or chemical expert. Always exercise caution and pr

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