Agent Name

Lauroyl peroxide

CAS Number

105-74-8

Formula

C24-H46-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Alperox C; Dilauroyl peroxide; Dilauryl peroxide; Dodecanoyl peroxide; DYP-97F; LYP 97; LYP 97F; Laurox; Laurydol; Peroxide, bis(1-oxododecyl)-; Peroxide, didodecanoyl; Peroxyde de lauroyle [French]; [ChemIDplus] UN3106

Category

Peroxides, Organic

Description

White solid; [ICSC] White granules or crystals; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a bleaching agent, drying agent (fats, oils, and waxes), polymerization catalyst, curing agent (rubber and resins), burn-out agent for acetate yarns; and topical drug for acne; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [ICSC] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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