Agent Name

Bis(4-chlorobenzoyl) peroxide

CAS Number

94-17-7

Formula

C14-H8-Cl2-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

4-Chlorobenzoyl peroxide; Bis(p-chlorobenzoyl) peroxide; Cadox PS; Di-(p-chlorobenzoyl) peroxide; Luperco BDB; Peroxide, bis(p-chlorobenzoyl)-; p,p'-Dichlorobenzoyl peroxide; p,p'-Dichlorodibenzoyl peroxide; p-Chlorobenzoyl peroxide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Peroxides, Organic

Description

White odorless solid; Insoluble in water; [Hawley] Fine white odorless granules or crystals; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a bleaching agent and polymerization catalyst; [Hawley] Used as plasticizer for epoxy resins; [MSDSonline]

Comments

Intraperitoneal LDLo (mouse) = 500 mg/kg; [RTECS] A dangerous fire and explosion hazard; Strong oxidizer; Decomposes violently on heating or contamination; [Hawley] A skin and eye irritant; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Bis(2,4-dichlorobenzoyl) peroxide."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.75E-5 mm Hg

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