[Introduction] Hydrogen peroxide (chemical formula: H2O2), pure hydrogen peroxide is a light blue viscous liquid. It can be miscible with water in any proportion. It is a strong oxidant. The aqueous solution is commonly called hydrogen peroxide and is a colorless transparent liquid. Its aqueous solution is suitable for medical wound disinfection and environmental disinfection and food disinfection. Under normal circumstances, it will slowly decompose into water and oxygen, but the decomposition rate is extremely slow, and the speed of the reaction is accelerated by adding a catalyst--manganese dioxide or the like or irradiating with short-wave radiation.
[Uses] The chemical industry is used as a raw material for producing sodium perborate, sodium percarbonate, peracetic acid, sodium chlorite, thiourea peroxide, etc., oxidizing agent of tartaric acid and vitamins. The pharmaceutical industry is used as a bactericide, disinfectant, and oxidant for the production of thiram and 401 antibacterial agent. The printing and dyeing industry is used as a bleaching agent for cotton fabrics, and the color development of the vat dye after dyeing. Removal of iron and other heavy metals when used in the production of metal salts or other compounds. Also used in electroplating baths to remove inorganic impurities and improve the quality of the plated parts. Also used for bleaching wool, raw silk, ivory, pulp, fat, etc. High concentrations of hydrogen peroxide can be used as a rocket power booster.