It is an oxidizing agent and ingredient in a number of home and laundry cleaning products. Despite the name, it is, in fact, a carbonate perhydrate. Dissolved in water, it releases H2O2 and soda ash (sodium carbonate):
Sodium percarbonate is the active ingredient in many powdered oxygen eco-friendly bleach products such as; Corte Cleandeck cleaner. The Per from perborate or percarbonate has given the name for several laundry detergent products like Persil.
Correction.(Company expands sodium percarbonate capacity)(International Pages)(Brief Article)(Correction Notice)
Sep 06, 2002; In the article involving sodium percarbonate published on page 17 of the 23rd CCR, our reports failed to include Shangyu Chemical...