|Available chlorine||Min. 12.00% wt|
|Total alkali as NaOH||Max. 1.50% wt|
|Synonyms||Soda bleach, chlorine bleach|
Sodium hypochlorite is also known as soda bleach or chlorine bleach. It is an excellent steriliser, oxidiser and decolouring agent, and also acts as a germicide, fungicide and deodorant. The chemical is used as a bleaching agent for rayon pulp, paper and fabrics; as household bleach for fly control; and for industrial water treatment and pool chlorination. It also finds application as a food additive.