Agent Name

Cumene hydroperoxide

CAS Number

80-15-9

Formula

C9-H12-O2

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

7-Cumyl hydroperoxide; 7-Hydroperoxykumen [Czech]; CHP; Cumeenhydroperoxyde [Dutch]; Cumene hydroperoxide; Cument hydroperoxide; Cumenyl hydroperoxide; Cumolhydroperoxid [German]; Cumolhydroperoxide; Cumyl hydroperoxide; Hydroperoxide de cumene; Hydroperoxide, 1-methyl-1-phenylethyl; Hydroperoxide, alpha,alpha-dimethylbenzyl-; Hydroperoxyde de cumene [French]; Hydroperoxyde de cumyle [French]; Idroperossido di cumene [Italian]; Idroperossido di cumolo [Italian]; Isopropylbenzene hydroperoxide; Kumenylhydroperoxid [Czech]; alpha,alpha-Dimethylbenzyl hydroperoxide; alpha,alpha-Dimethylbenzylhydroperoxide; [ChemIDplus] UN3107

Category

Curing Agents (Aromatic)

Description

Colorless to pale-yellow liquid with a sharp, irritating odor; [AIHA]

Sources/Uses

Used in the production of acetone and phenol and as a curing agent for polyester resins and other polymers; [HSDB]

Comments

Highly corrosive to skin; [Quick CPC] A corrosive substance that can cause pulmonary edema; [ICSC] Rats exposed to 31.5 ppm for seven 5-hr periods had lacrimation, labored breathing, tremors, and histological evidence of lung damage. [AIHA]

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

1 ppm

Vapor Pressure

0.003 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 220 ppm/4 hr

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 79 deg C;

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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