Why Buy Hydrogen Peroxide (General Use) Online from UK Chemical Suppliers, ReAgent Chemicals?
ReAgent can supply hydrogen peroxide for general use in 2.5L and 25L containers, with discounts available for orders over 4 items. We can also supply all our products with personalised labelling or different grades. Simply contact us for more information.
How is Hydrogen Peroxide Made?
One of the first methods to produce hydrogen peroxide involved hydrolysis of ammonium peroxydisulphate prepared by electrolysis of ammonium bisulphate in the presence of sulphuric acid.
This process has been replaced by the more efficient anthraquinone process patented in 1939. The manufacture of hydrogen peroxide starts with the reduction of anthaquinone to its corresponding anthrahydroquinone via hydrogenation in the presence of a palladium catalyst. This reaction is followed by autoxidation of anthrahydroquinone, which regenerates anthraquinone once again, but crucially hydrogen peroxide is formed as a by-product.
In practical terms, these oxidation reactions are conducted in the presence of bubbling compressed air in a solution of anthracene, and the oxygen present in the air is able to react with the hydrogen atoms in the ahydroxy group producing hydrogen peroxide and reforming anthraquinone at the same time. At this stage, hydrogen peroxide is removed, the anthraquinone is reduced back to anthracene and the cycle can start again. The most expensive step in this process is the regeneration of quinone, which needs to be done using hydrogen gas and a metal catalyst.
Researchers have long attempted to develop a method to produce hydrogen peroxide directly from hydrogen and oxygen. However, this has proved extremely difficult as thermodynamics always favour the production of water instead. Some methods are in development, but none has achieved industrial-scale use.
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Hazard Statement Code
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
May cause respiratory irritation.
Harmful if swallowed.
Precautionary Statement Code
Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face protection.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/ shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
Immediately call a POISON CENTER/ doctor.
IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
Hydrogen peroxide is a widely used and relatively weak oxidising acid. Most hydrogen peroxide solutions are virtually colourless in appearance, apart from the most concentrated forms which are a very pale blue colour.
Hydrogen peroxide is regularly used in cleaning products and is specifically used as a bleaching agent. In higher concentrations it can be quite hazardous and should be handled with care. One of the largest uses for hydrogen peroxide is in the paper manufacturing industry for bleaching paper.
As it is non chlorine-based, hydrogen peroxide is better for the environment than chlorine-based bleaches like hydrogen chloride. It is also odourless, so unlike chlorine-based bleach it does not give off a potent smell.
Buy Hydrogen Peroxide from UK Suppliers
ReAgent are dedicated suppliers of hydrogen peroxide, providing a range of different concentrates from industrial grade (30% and 35%) to lower strengths (0.3% and 6%). Choose from 2.5 or 25 L containers, or contact us if you require an alternative batch size of hydrogen peroxide. We even offer discounts on bulk orders, and products are usually shipped within 24 hours of purchase.
For full instructions on how to handle, store and process this delicate substance, please refer to the MSDS file available from this page. For any other questions, dont hesitate to get in touch online or by phone. With over 40 years of industry experience and a 100% quality guarantee on all products, we're a company you can count on.