Decomposition products of sodium hypochlorite
Oxidation of organic compounds. Oxidation of starch by sodium hypochlorite, that adds carbonyl and carboxyl groups, is relevant to the production of modified starch products. In the presence of a phasetransfer catalyst, alcohols are oxidized to the corresponding carbonyl compound ( aldehyde or ketone ).Sodium hypochlorite is best stored for the longest storage life at temperatures around or below 60F (15C), when filtered and free of impurities, at dilute concentrations that maintain pH above 10, and without direct sun exposure due to the decomposition effects of ultraviolet radiation and heat. decomposition products of sodium hypochlorite
Sodium Hypochlorite or its solutions decompose when heated. Decomposition products may cause containers to rupture or explode. Vigorous reaction is possible with organic materials or oxidizing agents and may result in fire, m ay release toxic gases.