Agent Name

Acetone peroxide

CAS Number

1336-17-0

Formula

C6-H12-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Propanone peroxide; Triacetone peroxide; 2-Propanone, peroxide; Acetone peroxides; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Peroxides, Organic

Sources/Uses

Used as a flour bleaching and strengthening agent; [JECFA]

Comments

Acetone peroxides fed to rats (0.045% on bread) for 2 years produced no decrease in numbers of offspring or weanlings; [ToxPlanet: Shepard's Catalog of Teratogenic Agents] Acetone peroxides: A strong oxidizing agent; $A mixture of monomeric and linear dimeric acetone peroxide (mainly 2,2-dihydroperoxy propane), with minor proportions of higher polymers.$ [JECFA] See $tert-Butyl hydroperoxide.$

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