Agent Name

Diacetyl peroxide

CAS Number

110-22-5

Formula

C4-H6-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Acetyl peroxide; Acetyl peroxide, not >25% in solution (UN2084) (DO); Diacetylperoxide; Peroxide, diacetyl; Peroyl A; Acetyl peroxide, solid, or >25% in solution [Forbidden]; Diacetyl peroxide, solid, or >25% in solution [Forbidden]; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Peroxides, Organic

Description

Colorless solid; Available as 25% solution in dimethyl phthalate; [Hawley] mp = 30 deg C; [ChemIDplus]

Sources/Uses

Used as initiator and catalyst for resins; [Hawley]

Comments

A tumorigen and severe eye irritant; [RTECS] A moderate fire and severe explosion hazard; A strong skin and eye irritant; [Hawley] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; 2 drops of a 30% solutions caused severe corneal damage when tested in rabbits; [HSDB] May cause severe injury or burns to skin and eyes; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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