Appendix R

Some Common Laboratory Oxidizers

This list is not all-inclusive. To ensure the safe handling of all chemicals, be sure to read the chemical label, SDS and other chemical reference materials to determine the chemical properties and hazards.

Oxidizers react with other chemicals by giving off electrons and undergoing reduction. Uncontrolled reactions of oxidizers may result in a fire or an explosion, causing severe personal injury and property damage. The intensity of the reaction depends on the oxidizing-reducing potential of the materials involved.

Use oxidizers with extreme care and caution. Follow all safe handling guidelines specified in the AU CHP and the chemical SDS.

Bleach Nitrites
Bromates Nitrous oxide
Bromine Ozanates
Butadiene Oxides
Chlorates Oxygen
Chloric Acid Oxygen difluoride
Chlorine Ozone
Chlorite Peracetic Acid
Chromates Perhaloate
Chromic Acid Perborates
Dichromates Percarbonates
Fluorine Perchlorates
Haloate Perchloric Acid
Halogens Permanganates
Hydrogen Peroxide Peroxides
Hypochlorites Persulfates
Iodates Sodium Borate Perhydrate
Mineral Acid Sulfuric Acid
Nitric Acid