Agent Name

Diisopropylbenzene hydroperoxide

CAS Number

26762-93-6

Formula

C12-H18-O2

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

Hydroperoxide, bis(1-methylethyl)phenyl; Hydroperoxide, diisopropylphenyl; [ChemIDplus] UN3106

Category

Curing Agents (Aromatic)

Description

Colorless to pale-yellow liquid (52% solution in nonvolatile solvent); [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used to make hydroquinone and resorcinol, as an initiator for cold SBR polymerization, and as a curing agent for polyester resins; [HSDB]

Comments

A strong oxidizing agent; Fire risk if in contact with organic substances; [Hawley] A skin, eye, nose, and throat irritant; In an acute inhalation study, 50% of animals died when exposed to 5.59 mg/l; Caused skin necrosis in a 4 day skin irritation test in rabbits; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00231 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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