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Dibenzoyl peroxide

(C6H5CO)2O2

F.W. 242.23

Safety Purchase Suggestion: Avoid this item on school premises. A slightly safer alternative substance would be lauroyl peroxide when used as a polymer catalyst.

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Both flammable and explosive; may explode spontaneously upon heating or friction or when dry (less than 1% water); reacts violently with strong bases; irritates eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. TLV 5 mg/m3.

Product Details

Storage:
Organic #6 in a Flinn Chem-Saf™ Bag and then inside a Flinn Saf-Stor™ Can.
Disposal:
Shelf Life:
Poor; plan not to store an item like this.
Soluble:
Most organic solvents; slightly in water.
Color:
Gray/white
Odor:
Faint almond
CAS No.:
94-36-0