Title: Calcium Hypochlorite
CAS Registry Number: 7778-54-3
Molecular Formula: CaCl2O2
Molecular Weight: 142.98
Percent Composition: Ca 28.03%, Cl 49.59%, O 22.38%
Line Formula: Ca(OCl)2
Literature References: Pure product has not been prepd. Commercial product usually contain 50% or more Ca(OCl)2. Preparation of solid product contg 90-94% Ca(OCl)2: Cady, Inorg. Synth. 5, 161 (1957). Impurities include: Ca(ClO4)2, CaCl2, CaCO3, Ca(OH)2 and water.
Use: Algicide, bactericide, deodorant, disinfectant, fungicide; in sugar refining; oxidizing agent; bleaching agent. Ingredient of Camporit which also contains NaCl. Also ingredient of HTH and Perchloron.