Sodium perborate tetrahydrate is considered as a source of active hydrogen used in detergents, cleaning products, laundry detergents and bleaches. It finds application as a tooth bleaching agent utilized for tooth. It has antiseptic properties and acts as disinfectant as well as preservative in eye drops. Further, it is mixed with suitable activator, tetraacetylethylenediamine in order to release oxygen at lower temperatures.
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Its oxidative power improves the cleaning, bleaching, stain removal and deodorizing performance. TAED (Tetraacetyl Ethylenediamine) can be added to lower down working temperature. The principal sources of boron for the production of sodium perborates are the minerals Kernite, Na2B4O7.4H2O, and Tincal, Na2B4O7.10H2O. Both the mono and tetrahydrate of sodium perborate are used as oxidising and bleaching agents in cleaning, cosmetic and pharmaceutical preparations but their main application is in detergents.
Sodium Perborate Tetrahydrate is not regulated as dangerous chemical for transportation, but Sodium Perborate Monohydarte is classified as oxidier and the newly allocated UN number as 3377 (as per IMDG CODE) from July 2003.