Oxidizing bleaches react with some stains and discolorations to forms a soluble product that can be washed away. Chlorine, in the form of calcium hypochlorite or sodium hypochlorite, is the most commonly known oxidizing bleach. Less reactive oxidizing bleaches, such as hydrogen peroxide, and sodium perborate, are sometimes preferred.
Synonyms and Related Terms
hydrogen peroxide; calcium hypochlorite; sodium hypochlorite; chloramine-T; chloramine-B; chlorine dioxide; potassium permanganate
M.Hey, "Paper Bleaching: Its Simple Chemistry and Working Procedure: The Paper Conservator 2:10-23, 1977.