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Mar20-12, 02:04 AM
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Quote Quote by mingloo View Post
At work we use;
Powder Bleach, ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Sodium Dochloroisocyanurate
A cleaning agent, ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Sodium Dodecylbenzene sulfonate

These two chemicals are to be used separately but we have the sudden rumour that when mixed in a mop bucket it is significantly more effective than using just the Sodium Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate. I entirely disagree, suggesting that the mixture of the two could produce a dangerous gas.

Can anyone help me to discover the outcome of mixing these two chemicals?

won't produce anything. in general 2 large anions (Na+ is not active) will not react. it may be more effective because one is a surfactant and the other somehow stabilizes the surfactant emulsions.