Agent Name

2,5-Dimethyl-2,5-di(tert-butylperoxy)hexane

CAS Number

78-63-7

Formula

C16-H34-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

(1,1,4,4-Tetramethyltetramethylene)bis(tert-butyl peroxide); 2,5-Bis(tert-butyldioxy)-2,5-dimethylhexane; 2,5-Bis(tert-butylperoxy)-2,5-dimethylhexane; 2,5-Dimethyl-2,5-bis(tert-butyldioxy)hexane; 2,5-Dimethyl-2,5-bis(tert-butylhydroperoxy)hexane; 2,5-Dimethyl-2,5-bis(tert-butylperoxy)hexane; 2,5-Dimethyl-2,5-di(t-butylperoxy)hexane; 2,5-Dimethyl-2,5-di-(tert-butylperoxy)hexane; AD; AD 40C; CR 05; CT 8 (crosslinking agent); HC 4 (peroxide); Hexane, 2,5-dimethyl-2,5-di(tert-butylperoxy)-; Interox DHBP; Interox DHBP 45IC/G; Kayahexa AD; Kayahexa AD 40; Kayahexa AD 40C; Luperco 101X45; Luperco 101XL; Luperox 101; Lupersol 101; Lupersol 101XL; Perhexa 2.5B; Perhexa 2.5B40; Perhexa 3M40; Peroxide, (1,1,4,4-tetramethyltetramethylene)bis(tert-butyl; RC 4 (peroxide); TC 8 (catalyst); Trigonox 101; Trigonox 101-101/45; Trigonox XQ 8; Triqanox XQ 8; Varox; Varox 50; Varox DBPH 50; Varox Liquid; Di-tert-butyl 1,1,4,4-tetramethyltetramethylene diperoxide; Hexane, 2,5-dimethyl-2,5-di(t-butylperoxy)-; Peroxide, (1,1,4,4-tetramethyl-1,4-butanediyl)bis((1,1-dimethylethyl); Peroxide, 1,1'-(1,1,4,4-tetramethyl-1,4-butanediyl)bis(2-(1,1-dimethylethyl); [ChemIDplus] DBHP; [ToxPlanet: EPA - TSCATS] DMHBP; [ToxPlanet: Government of Canada: Screening Assessment] UN3105

Category

Peroxides, Organic

Description

Clear yellow liquid; [CAMEO] Liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to vulcanize or cross-link elastomers and polyolefins; [ToxPlanet: EPA - TSCATS] Used as a polymer additive, crosslinking agent, for curing resins, and to make belting, rubber and plastic hose, other rubber products, and plastics; [ToxPlanet: Government of Canada: Screening Assessment]

Comments

Increased liver weights with corresponding hepatocellular hypertrophy observed in 7-day oral study of rats; [ToxPlanet: EPA - TSCATS] A strong oxidizing agent that can ignite combustible materials; May explode if heated or contaminated; [CAMEO] A skin and eye irritant; [NTP] May explode from shock, friction, or heat; A skin irritant; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] An unstable oxidizer that may cause fire; An irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "1,4-Bis(alpha-(t-butyldioxy)isopropyl)benzene," "Di-tert-butyl peroxide," and "Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Organic peroxide, type D, liquid."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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