Sodium Persulphate (Na2S2O8)

Sodium Persulphate (Na2S2O8)



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Looking for High-Quality Sodium Persulfate?

ReAgent has been a leading UK chemical supplier for over 40 years. With accreditation to a number of ISO Standards, as well as a 100% quality guarantee on every product, we have the knowledge and experience to handle all of your business needs.

You can buy sodium persulfate from our online chemical shop in 500g containers. This product is sold with a minimum 99% purity levels and maximum levels of impurities not exceeding 5ppm iron

Order online today where you can get nationwide next-day delivery and discounts on bulk orders. We also have extra, industry-leading services available on all products, including personalised labelling, customisable packaging and the choice of specific pack sizes. Simply contact us for further information.

What is Sodium Persulphate?

With the chemical formula Na2S2O8, sodium persulphate is an inorganic compound and the sodium salt of peroxydisulphuric acid. Appearing as a white solid, it dissolves in water, is non-hygroscopic and has a good shelf life.

Also known as peroxodisulphate, this compound is an irritant to the eyes and may be toxic by skin absorption. This salt is typically synthesised via oxidation of sodium hydrogen sulphate.

How is Peroxodisulfate Used?

The common applications for this chemical compound include:

  • Curing of formaldehyde-based adhesives
  • As a radical initiator in polymerisation reactions
  • In standalone bleach as well as hair cosmetic bleach
  • As an ingredient in detergents
  • As a replacement for ammonium persulphate in the etching of printed circuit boards
  • In the pickling of several different metals, including copper

Its niche applications include:

  • Soil remediation
  • Manufacture of dyes
  • Modification of starch
  • Activator of bleach
  • Oxidising agent
  • Ion exchange agent
  • Water treatment

Safety Precautions

This compound is not combustible but it may enhance fire and explosion risks in other chemicals. It may also release irritating and corrosive gases in the case of fire.

Dangerously, it may explode if it comes into contact with combustible or reducing compounds. Risks of exposure include redness and pain when it contacts skin and eyes, difficulties breathing if inhaled and nausea or vomiting if ingested.

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At ReAgent, we strive to offer all our customers a friendly service. We’re also one of the only suppliers who can offer you the best quality for the best price. All of our products, including sodium persulfate, are backed by a 100% quality guarantee so that you can relax and buy with confidence.

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