Sodium hypochlorite (whose solution in water is known as lye) is a chemical compound, strongly oxidizing of NaClO formula.
Active Chlorine Disinfection (sodium hypochlorite)
This is a clear solution with a slight yellowish color and a characteristic odor. It has a relative density of 1.1 (5.5% aqueous solution). With a pH of around 11, it is an irritant and corrosive to metals.
It contains chlorine in oxidation state +1 and it is a strong and economical oxidant. Due to this characteristic, it is used as a disinfectant. It also destroys many dyes and is therefore used as a bleach.
It is an intermediate level disinfectant and is considered a highly destructive, non-selective oxidant. Saponification, where it acts as an organic solvent that degrades fatty acids, neutralizes amino acids forming water and salt, with chloramination, chlorine and the amino group forms chloramines that interfere in cellular metabolism. It reacts with a wide variety of sub-cellular compounds and affects metabolic processes. It acts on cell membranes, changing their permeability, inhibiting the transport of substances, fragmenting proteins and reacting with nucleotides.
It is extremely effective against all types of microorganisms, but loses much of its activity in the presence of organic matter.
Direct application in pure form or aqueous dilution
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