Agent Name

Acetyl benzoyl peroxide

CAS Number

644-31-5

Formula

C9-H8-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Acetozone; Benzoyl acetyl peroxide; Benzozone; Peroxide, acetyl benzoyl; Peroxide, acetyl benzoyl (solid); [ChemIDplus] UN3105

Category

Peroxides, Organic

Description

White solid; [Hawley] Decomposes upon exposure to moisture or warmth; [Merck Index] "A solution containing less than 40% by mass of the white crystalline solid in a nonvolatile solvent."; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a bleaching agent for edible oils and flour and a germicide/disinfectant; [HSDB]

Comments

A strong skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; Toxic by ingestion; [HSDB] A strong oxidizing agent; May cause severe skin burns; [Merck Index] Vapor may cause blindness within minutes; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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