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Old 06-14-2007, 02:14 AM   #1
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Default Interesting facts about oxiclean!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_percarbonate

Sodium Percarbonate is Oxiclean. I've long belived oxiclean in the right strength could sanitise, though I still give a sulfite rinse. Now I know.

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Sodium percarbonate is effective as a disinfectant on both bacteria and viruses.
In fact One step is the same but with a coating on it to reduce the alkalinity of the solution.


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Old 06-14-2007, 02:45 AM   #2
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So can OneStep make my whites whiter?


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Old 06-14-2007, 03:04 AM   #3
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so what strength do you think it needs to be at?

very interesting..
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Old 06-14-2007, 04:26 AM   #4
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So can OneStep make my whites whiter?
Actually yes, but the lowered alkalinity would take away from the stain removal effect, though it would be safer on aluminum.

As for strength? Not sure. I used to use way way to much. If I find more info I wll report.

BTW.. still don't know what the blue crystals are in standard oxylcean. The white stuff is the percarbonate. No name brands and oxyclean free have no blue stuff. Supposedly it's a patented substance of some sort not sure what it's purpose is.
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Actually yes, but the lowered alkalinity would take away from the stain removal effect, though it would be safer on aluminum.

As for strength? Not sure. I used to use way way to much. If I find more info I wll report.

BTW.. still don't know what the blue crystals are in standard oxylcean. The white stuff is the percarbonate. No name brands and oxyclean free have no blue stuff. Supposedly it's a patented substance of some sort not sure what it's purpose is.
Could the blue crystals be a softener of sorts...?

Edit: straight from the oxyclean site:
Q: What are the Blue Crystals/ What do they do?
A: The blue crystals in OxiClean are soil-dispersing agents that help the soil disperse (spread out) in water. This helps remove soil & stains more easily.
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I have a feeling it's a softener. BTW oxYclean and oxIclean are not the smae thing. I never really noticed the spelling before.

OXICLEAN is the one I'm talking about.
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According to the MSDS (materia Safety Data Sheet), it's roughly half sodium percarbonate and half sodium carbonate (soda ash-- also used as a softener)

EDIT: Oh, I just love this gem of "necessary" safety information:

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Do not spray solution in eyes. Do not take internally. See product label for additional information
Uh...DUH!
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I think the blue crystals are a detergent added to percarbonates. I just finished off an old tub without the crystals and have started a new tub with the crystals- much more foam (i.e. soap suds) in the blue crystal one. Still rinses well though.
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I heard that if you separate all of the blue crystals from the white and inhale the blue ones.....

nevermind.
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I think the blue crystals are a detergent added to percarbonates. I just finished off an old tub without the crystals and have started a new tub with the crystals- much more foam (i.e. soap suds) in the blue crystal one. Still rinses well though.
The one without the blue crystals is Oxiclean Free. It's free of dyes, fragrances, harsh detergents and chlorine bleach. That's the one I use.


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