C&EN Whitepaper
The Modern Chemist’s Guide to Hydrogen Peroxide and Peracetic Acid

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This ebook provides a broad overview of the many uses of hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid in environmental applications, such as municipal wastewater treatment, chemical synthesis, aseptic
packaging, and food safety.

Key Objectives:
  • The unique chemical properties of hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid make them a sustainable choice for antimicrobial applications.
  • Hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid have served as important industrial chemicals for over a century.
  • Hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid do not create potentially toxic byproducts.
  • The food industry helps ensure that items are free of microbial contamination with peracetic acid.

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