Sodium percarbonate from the store.
| IUPAC name
Sodium carbonate—hydrogen peroxide (2/3)
| Other names
Sodium carbonate hydrogen peroxide
Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate
Sodium carbonate sesquiperhydrate
Solid hydrogen peroxide
|Molar mass||156.982 g/mol|
|Appearance||White granular powder|
|Melting point||100–125 °C (212–257 °F; 373–398 K) (decomposes); Decomposition begins > 50°C|
|15 g/100 ml (at 20°C)|
|Solubility||Insoluble in benzene|
Std enthalpy of
|Safety data sheet||ScienceLab|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Sodium percarbonate is a convenient source of hydrogen peroxide in many reactions. It contains 32.5% H2O2 by weight.
Sodium percarbonate is a white solid, soluble in water.
Sodium percarbonate is sold in most stores as OxiClean. Sometimes it may have perfumes or other additives.
Sodium percarbonate can be made by carefully recrystallizing sodium carbonate from a concentrated aqueous solution of hydrogen peroxide.
- Oxidizing organic compounds
- Source of hydrogen peroxide
- Make dichromates
Sodium percarbonate is a strong oxidizer and should be kept away from combustible materials and open flame.
Sodium percarbonate should be kept in closed bottles, in cool places, away from organic materials.
Can be poured down the drain or heated to decompose it.