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Sodium perborate is a true inorganic peroxide containing a cyclic peroxide ring structure. Sodium perborate is produced commercially in both a tetrahydrate and monohydrate form.
Sodium perborate monohydrate is widely used in hot climates, or in markets where the washing is carried out in cool water. Sodium perborate monohydrate is particularly suitable for use at high ambient temperatures.
The high rate of dissolution, ideal for use in cold wash temperatures ensures a rapid release of hydrogen peroixde into solution, providing rapid generation of peracid from the bleach activators used. This ensures that the bleach works throughout the whole wash cycle.
Sodium perborate is also ideal for use in tablet formulations due to its high available oxygen content, and a low moisture content.
Sodium perborate monohydrate is an odourless, easy to use free flowing white granular powder.
It serves as a source of active oxygen in many detergents, laundry detergents, cleaning products, and laundry bleaches. It is also present in some tooth bleaching formulas.
It is used as a bleaching agent for internal bleaching of a non vital root treated tooth. The sodium perborate is placed inside the tooth and left in place for an extended period of time to allow it to diffuse into the tooth and bleach stains from the inside out. It has antiseptic properties and can act as a disinfectant. It is also used as a "disappearing" preservative in some brands of eye drops.
Sodium perborate is a less aggressive bleach than sodium hypochlorite, causing less degradation to dyes and textiles. Borates also have some non-oxidative bleaching properties.
Sodium perborate releases oxygen rapidly at temperatures over 60°C. To make it active at lower temperatures (40-60 °C), it has to be mixed with a suitable activator, typically tetraacetylethylenediamine (TAED).
Sodium pentaborate is a very effective neutron scavenger and is used in commercial nuclear power plants. If control rods were to fail, a sodium pentaborate and water mixture can be pumped into the reactor to shut the reactor down.