A problem in my book asked the commercial name of sodium peroxide. The answer given was 'Oxone'. Even the website https://www.911metallurgist.com/oxone/ mentions oxone as sodium peroxide.

However, upon searching 'Oxone' on Wikipedia, gives another compound named potassium peroxymonosulfate.

So what exactly is Oxone?

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    $\begingroup$ The second one. $\endgroup$ – Zhe Jan 13 '19 at 13:43
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    $\begingroup$ I believe if you search darknet for oxone, you are also going to find some new funky chemicals with the same name. Don't take everything posted on the internet for granted. $\endgroup$ – andselisk Jan 13 '19 at 14:24

From [1, p. 828] (and many other organic chemistry textbooks), Oxone's formula is equally written as $\ce{KHSO5 * 0.5KHSO4 * 0.5K2SO4}$ or $\ce{2KHSO5 * KHSO4 * K2SO4}$, a potassium monopersulfate triple salt:

$(\ce{2KHSO5 * KHSO4 * K2SO4})$

A “triple salt”, providing a convenient source of potassium monoperoxysulfate (potassium hydrogen persulfate)

Commercially available

Notes: This reagent is a useful oxidizing agent.

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Sodium peroxide is not mentioned as Oxone in any of the respectable literature sources I flipped through; rather, its names would be Solozone and Flocool.


  1. Mundy, B. P.; Ellerd, M. G.; Favaloro, F. G. Name Reactions and Reagents in Organic Synthesis, 2nd ed.; Wiley: Hoboken, N.J.; 2005.

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