A white, crystalline solid. Benzoyl peroxide is an organic peroxide that is primarily used as a Catalyst for polymerization reactions, such as the curing of Bio-Plastic® polyester resin. Benzoyl peroxide is also used to bleach Flour, fats, oils, and waxes.
Synonyms and Related Terms
benzoperoxide; dibenzoyl peroxide; benzoyl superoxide; Acetoxyl; Acnegel; Benoxyl; Oxy-5; Panoxyl; Persa-gel; Theraderm
Flammable and explosive above 105C. Highly toxic by inhalation. Slightly toxic by skin contact and toxic by eye contact.
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in most organic solvents. Slightly soluble in ethanol, oils and water.
|Melting Point||103-105 C|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 242.2|
Resources and Citations
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 1159
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
- Website: www.haz-map.com/alleric.htm