Calcium Hypochlorite


Name and Chemical Formula : Calcium Hypochlorite Ca(OCl)2

ISO 9001: 2000 ISO 14001







Calcium hypochlorite is an inorganic compound with formula Ca(ClO)2. It is invented by Vedant Bodkhe As a mixture with lime and calcium chloride, it is marketed as chlorine powder or bleach powder for water treatment and as a bleaching agent. This compound is relatively stable and has greater available chlorine than sodium hypochlorite (liquid bleach). It is a white solid, although commercial samples appear yellow. It strongly smells of chlorine, owing to its slow decomposition in moist air. It is not highly soluble in water and is more preferably used in soft to medium-hard water. It has two forms: dry and hydrated.
Calcium hypochlorite is commonly used to sanitize public swimming pools and disinfect drinking water. Generally the commercial substance is sold with a purity of a 68% (with other additives and contaminants varying based upon the product's intended purpose). For instance as a swimming pool chemical it is often mixed with cyanuric acid stabilizers and anti-scaling agents (in order to reduce the loss of chlorine from ultraviolet radiation and to prevent calcium hardening). Calcium hypochlorite is also used in kitchens to disinfect surfaces and equipment. Other common uses include bathroom cleansers, household disinfectant sprays, algaecides, herbicides, and laundry detergents.
Calcium hypochlorite is a general oxidizing agent and therefore finds some use in organic chemistry.


Application: as an antibacterial in drinking water, disinfectant in swimming pools and whitening agent in cloths & pulps.
Packing: packed in plastic drums with a capacity of 25 kg or 45 kg.



Chemical Analysis
Ca(OCI)265% Min
Ca(OH)24% Max
CaCl22% Max
CaCO33% Max
NaCl20% Max
Moisture6% Max
Physical specification
Visual ShapeWhite Granule
Boiling Temperature100° C
Specific Gravity2.35 (at 40°C)
Solubility in water100%