Cumene hydroperoxide

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Description

A pale color liquid often used as a catalyst for curing polyester, acrylic, and some types of silicone resins.

Synonyms and Related Terms

dimethylbenzyl hydroperoxide

Chemical structure

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Other Properties

Soluble in ethanol, acetone, esters, hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons. Slightly soluble in water.

Composition C6H5C(CH3)2OOH
CAS 80-15-9
Melting Point -10
Density 1.05
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 152.2

Hazards and Safety

Toxic by inhalation and skin absorption. Flammable. Flash point =79C.

May explode if decomposed by sunlight or acids.

International Chemical Safety Card