magnesium hypochlorite Usage And Synthesis
Magnesium hypochlorite has the chemical formula of Mg(OCl)2 and the molecular weight of 127.286 g/mol. Its assigned CAS number is 10233-03-1. It can be prepared by reaction of hypochlorous acid upon magnesium carbonate in water. However, the product is not stable in water and decomposes to form basic magnesium hypochlorite, Mg(OCl)2·2Mg(OH)2, which is useful in bleaching and sanitizing applications. Basic magnesium hypochlorite, Mg(OCl)2·2Mg(OH)2, is a solid compound having an available chlorine content in the range of from about 50 to 60%. Textiles are bleached by immersing them in an aqueous solution of this salt.