Agent Name

Cyclohexanone peroxide

CAS Number

78-18-2

Formula

C12-H22-O5

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Cyclohexanol, 1-((1-hydroperoxycyclohexyl)dioxy)-; 1-Hydroperoxycyclohexyl-1-hydroxycyclohexyl peroxide;1-Hydroxy-1`-hydroperoxydicyclohexyl peroxide; Perhexa P; [HSDB]

Category

Peroxides, Organic

Description

Odorless thick white liquid or paste; [CAMEO] Moist white solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a hardener for fiberglass resins; [HSDB]

Comments

Water is added to paste to decrease explosion hazard; [CAMEO] A skin sensitizer; Blistering of the skin from prolonged contact; Methemoglobinemia in high-dose animal feeding studies; [HSDB] Corrosive; Inhalation of high concentration may be fatal as the result of acute laryngeal/bronchial injury and chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.07E-7 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 315 deg F;

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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