Similar term(s): urea peroxide, hydrogen peroxide carbamide, urea hydrogen peroxide.
Carbamide peroxide, (CH4N2O.H2O2),
is a chemical that contains hydrogen peroxide and urea – an organic compound.
Its structural formula is:
Pure carbamide peroxide has the form of white crystals or crystal powder, is
soluble in water, and contains approximately 35% hydrogen peroxide.
Carbamide peroxide is used as bleach or disinfectant in consumer products such
as hair bleaches, hair perming products, hair relaxers, ear drops, antiseptic
mouth washes, products to treat mouth sores, toothpastes, and tooth bleaching.
It is also used in solutions for the disinfection of contact lenses and wounds.
Source: based on the GreenFacts Summary on
To read about this term in context:
GreenFacts Summary on Tooth Whiteners & Oral Hygiene Products containing hydrogen peroxide:
Español: Peróxido de carbamida
Français: Peroxyde de carbamide