Agent Name

Caprylyl peroxide

CAS Number

762-16-3

Formula

C16-H30-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Octyl peroxide; [Hawley] Dicaprylyl peroxide; Dioctanoyl peroxide; Octanoyl peroxide; Peroxide, bis(1-oxooctyl); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Peroxides, Organic

Description

Straw-colored liquid with a sharp odor; Immiscible with water; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as an initiator for suspension or mass polymerization of vinyl chloride monomers; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause burns to skin and eyes; Highly flammable; May spontaneously ignite on exposure to air; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000602 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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