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Information of Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) from BacMet

Compound Information

  • Compound name: Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH)

  • Chemical Class: Base

  • Description: Chemical reaction with pathogens, sterilize water pipes. Used as disinfectant. Hydroxyl ion also exerts antimicrobial activity. At a pH >9, it inhibits most bacteria and many viruses. Hydroxides of sodium and calcium are used as disinfectants. A 2% solution of soda lye (contains 94% sodium hydroxide [NaOH]) in hot water is used as a disinfectant against many common pathogens, such as those causing fowl cholera and pullorum disease. It is a potent caustic and must be handled with care.

  • Database Links: CHEBI:32145

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