CHEBI:32146 - sodium hypochlorite

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ChEBI Name sodium hypochlorite
Definition An inorganic sodium salt in which hypochlorite is the counterion.
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Formula ClNaO
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 74.44200
Monoisotopic Mass 73.95354
InChI InChI=1S/ClO.Na/c1-2;/q-1;+1
SMILES [Na+].[O-]Cl
Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): disinfectant
An antimicrobial agent that is applied to non-living objects to destroy harmful microorganisms or to inhibit their activity.
Application(s): bleaching agent
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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Outgoing sodium hypochlorite (CHEBI:32146) has part hypochlorite (CHEBI:29222)
sodium hypochlorite (CHEBI:32146) has role bleaching agent (CHEBI:132717)
sodium hypochlorite (CHEBI:32146) has role disinfectant (CHEBI:48219)
sodium hypochlorite (CHEBI:32146) is a inorganic sodium salt (CHEBI:38702)
sodium hypochlorite
Synonyms Sources
Hypochlorite sodium ChemIDplus
Hypochlorous acid, sodium salt ChemIDplus
NaClO ChemIDplus
NaOCl ChemIDplus
Sodium oxychloride ChemIDplus
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1493 PPDB
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11342986 Reaxys Registry Number Reaxys
7681-52-9 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
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18 July 2016