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What is the outcome of mixing these two chemicals...

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mingloo
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Mar19-12, 03:10 AM
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At work we use;
Powder Bleach, ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Sodium Dochloroisocyanurate
and
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?

Thanks!
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aroc91
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Mar20-12, 12:46 AM
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Looking at their structures, they seem to be unreactive with each other.
chill_factor
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Mar20-12, 02:04 AM
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At work we use;
Powder Bleach, ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Sodium Dochloroisocyanurate
and
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?

Thanks!
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.

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What is the outcome of mixing these two chemicals...

The dichloroisocyanurate is a compound that continuously releases small amounts of chlorine and the alkane sulfonate is a detergent. Using them together are more effective than using them separately for disenfecting. You probably wouldn't notice anything special about the mix's ability to clean grease or grime but it will certainly make a better cleaner/disenfecting solution. This form of chlorine is not very reactive with the alkane sulfonate since the chlorine it produces is always in fairly low amounts.

No gas when you mix these two together.


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