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Author: Subject: Can someone confirm this equation for Hypochlorite from TCCA?

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[*] posted on 22-8-2019 at 14:13
Can someone confirm this equation for Hypochlorite from TCCA?

Quote: Originally posted by TGSpecialist1  
You could directly make calcium/sodium/potassium hypochlorite from TCCA and work from there.
2 C3Cl3N3O3 + 6 Ca(OH)2 = 3 Ca(ClO)2 + Ca3(C3N3O3)2 + 6 H2O
3 Ca(ClO)2 + 2 KCl = 2 KClO3 + 3 CaCl2

Calcium cyanurate is insoluble and useful for other things.
The reaction may work better if you first dissolve the TCCA then precipitate the Ca3(C3N3O3)2.
2 C3Cl3N3O3 + 12 NaOH + 3 CaCl2 = 6 NaClO + Ca3(C3N3O3)2 + 6 NaCl + 6 H2O

Something similar has been discussed in previous threads, with TCCA readily dissolving in NaOH(aq), and apparently yielding hypochlorite, as it was further used to form chloroform.

However, the aforementioned reaction seems particularly interesting to me.
With an insoluble byproduct, removing the cyanuric acid, the use of dirt-cheap calcium hydroxide, this looks like it could be a very convenient route for chlorate production.
In fact, the byproduct might be of further use for Cyanamide production.

Question is, does the equation check out; is that actually the reaction that'd happen?

[Edited on 22-8-2019 by Merryp]
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