9
$\begingroup$

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?

$\endgroup$
  • 5
    $\begingroup$ The second one. $\endgroup$ – Zhe Jan 13 at 13:43
  • 3
    $\begingroup$ 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 at 14:24
12
$\begingroup$

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:

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

A “triple salt”, providing a convenient source of potassium monoperoxysulfate (potassium hydrogen persulfate)
[37222-66-51]

Commercially available

Notes: This reagent is a useful oxidizing agent.

enter image description here

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.

References

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

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.