H2O2 Grades

Hydrogen Peroxide Grades

Hydrogen peroxide is available in various standard grades and specialty grades, differentiated by the stabilizer packages appropriate for the specific end use. As f or commercial use several concentrations ranging from 27 – 90 %, usually 35%, 50% and 70%. (Details)

General ranking of H2O2 grades as follows:




Electronic (etching) Dilution Cosmetic
Food Standard Metallurgical
NSF Technical
Reagent (laboratory)

Standard Grades (Technical Grade) of H2O2 as follows:

Hydrogen Peroxide 35 % H2O2 35%
Hydrogen Peroxide 50 % H2O2 50%
Hydrogen Peroxide 60 % H2O2 60%
Hydrogen Peroxide 70 % H2O2 70%

Hydrogen peroxide in various strengths and grades

  1. 3.5% Pharmaceutical GradeThis is the grade sold at your local drugstore or supermarket. This product is not recommended for internal use. It contains an assortment of stabilizers which shouldn’t be ingested. Various stabilizers include: acetanilide, phenol, and sodium stanate and tertrasodium phosphate.
  2. 6% Beautician GradeThis is used in beauty shops to color hair and is not recommended for internal use. Must have activator added to be used as a bleach.
  3. 30% Reagent GradeThis is used for various scientific experiments or medical research and also contains stabilizers. It is also not for internal use.
  4. 30% to 32% Electronic GradeThis is used to clean electronic parts and not for internal use. Contains a small amount of phosphorus to neutralize any chlorine in the water it is combined with.
  5. 35% Technical Grade.This is a more concentrated product than the Reagent Grade and differs slightly in that phosphorus is added to help neutralize any chlorine from the water used to dilute it.
  6. 35% Food GradeThis is used in the production of foods like cheese, eggs, and whey-containing products. It is also sprayed on the foil lining of aseptic packages containing fruit juices and milk products. This is only grade recommended for internal use. It is available in pints, quarts, gallons or even drums.
  7. 90% Hydrogen Peroxide.This is used as an oxygen source for rocket fuel by the military as a source of Oxygen at Cape Canaveral
  8. 99.5% Hydrogen Peroxide. This was first made in 1954 as an experiment to see how pure a hydrogen peroxide could be.

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