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Hydrogen peroxide solution

50 wt. % in H2O, stabilized

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vapor pressure

23.3 mmHg ( 30 °C)

Quality Level


48-52% H2O2 basis (by KMnO4, titration)



reaction suitability

reagent type: oxidant


50 wt. % in H2O


−40 °C


1.197 g/mL at 20 °C

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General description

The product is a 50% solution of hydrogen peroxide in water. Hydrogen peroxide is more commonly being used as a green oxidizing agent. It is a better alternative to other oxidants because it has high active oxygen content and the by-product is water.


Hydrogen peroxide solution may be used as an oxidizing agent in the following reactions:
  • Epoxidation of alkenes in the presence of homogeneous metal catalyst.
  • Oxidative halogenation in the presence of metal catalyst.
  • Oxidation of sulfides to sulfoxides and sulfones in the presence of polymer immobilised catalyst.


500 mL in poly bottle
4 L in poly drum

Other Notes

Contains proprietary inorganic tin-based stabilizer

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Aquatic Chronic 3 - Eye Dam. 1 - Ox. Liq. 2 - Skin Corr. 1B - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Respiratory system

Storage Class Code

5.1B - Oxidizing hazardous materials



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. What is the molarity of the 50% Hydrogen peroxide solution, Product 516813?

    This product is a 50% (w/w) solution. We can calculate the molarity by using the density (1.197g/mL) and the molecular weight (34.01g/mol). The molarity can be calculated by the following equation: [(50g H2O2)*(1.197g solution)*(1mol H2O2)*(1000mL)] / [(100g solution)*(1mL solution)*(34.01g H2O2)*(1L) = 17.6M.

  4. Why is Hydrogen peroxide solution, Product 516813, packed in plastic bottles?

    This product is packaged in opaque white HDPE bottles because it is light sensitive and per the chemicals encyclopedia published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, has the tendency to degrade in the presence of metal or rough surfaces.

  5. Does Hydrogen peroxide solution, Product 516813, contain a stabilizer?

    Yes; the exact identity of the stabilizer is considered proprietary. However, it contains tin compounds (stannates) and chelating agents.

  6. How do I find price and availability?

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  7. What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?

    Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product. 

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Recent developments on the epoxidation of alkenes using hydrogen peroxide as an oxidant.
Grigoropoulou G, et al.
Green Chemistry, 5(1), 1-7 (2003)
Efficient and selective hydrogen peroxide-mediated oxidation of sulfides in batch and segmented and continuous flow using a peroxometalate-based polymer immobilised ionic liquid phase catalyst.
Doherty S, et al.
Green Chemistry, 17(3), 1559-1571 (2015)
Oxidative halogenation with ?green? oxidants: oxygen and hydrogen peroxide.
Podgorsek A, et al.
Angewandte Chemie (International Edition in English), 48(45), 8424-8450 (2009)
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