CHEBI:132717 - bleaching agent

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ChEBI Name bleaching agent
ChEBI ID CHEBI:132717
Definition A reagent that lightens or whitens a substrate through chemical reaction. Bleaching reactions usually involve oxidative or reductive processes that degrade colour systems. Bleaching can occur by destroying one or more of the double bonds in the conjugated chain, by cleaving the conjugated chain, or by oxidation of one of the other moieties in the conjugated chain. Their reactivity results in many bleaches having strong bactericidal, disinfecting, and sterilising properties.
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ammonium thiosulfate Mass : 148.200
Formula : H4N.H4N.O3S2
sodium hypochlorite Mass : 74.44200
Formula : ClNaO
Calcium hypochlorite Mass : 142.983
hydrogen peroxide Mass : 34.01468
Formula : H2O2
sodium perborate Mass : 199.62800
Formula : B2H4Na2O8
disodium perborate hexahydrate Mass : 307.72018
Formula : H16B2Na2O14
sodium dithionite Mass : 174.10700
Formula : Na2O4S2
dichlorine Mass : 70.90540
Formula : Cl2
chlorine dioxide Mass : 67.452
Formula : ClO2
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