Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide
A colorless liquid that is a strong oxidizing agent. Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide is used as a catalyst in the curing of some polymers such as polyester, acrylic and silicone resins. Specifically, this is the catalyst used in Bio-Plastic® (Ward's Natural Science) polyester resins that is often used to embed paint cross sections. Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide is used industrially to cure fiberglass-reinforced plastics.
Synonyms and Related Terms
ethyl methyl ketone peroxide
- Highly flammable.
- Flash point = 58C.
- Can be decomposed by sunlight.
- Explosion risk when mixed with inorganic acids, accelerators or some organic materials such as acetone.
- Skin contact causes irritation and burns.
- Sigma-Aldrich: SDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
|Melting Point||-30 C|
|Boiling Point||70 C (dec)|