Cumene hydroperoxide

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Cumene hydroperoxide[1]
Cumene Hydroperoxide.svg
Identifiers
CAS number 80-15-9 YesY
PubChem 6629
ChemSpider 6377 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:78673 YesY
Jmol-3D images Image 1
Properties
Molecular formula C9H12O2
Molar mass 152.19 g mol−1
Appearance colorless to pale yellow liquid
Density 1.02 g/cm3
Melting point −9 °C (16 °F; 264 K)
Boiling point 153 °C
Solubility in water 1.5 g / 100 mL
Vapor pressure 14 mmHg at 20 °C
Hazards
MSDS sigmaaldrich.com
GHS pictograms The flame pictogram in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) The corrosion pictogram in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) The skull-and-crossbones pictogram in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) The health hazard pictogram in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) The environment pictogram in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
GHS signal word DANGER
GHS hazard statements H242, H302, H312, H314, H331, H373, H411
GHS precautionary statements P220, P261, P273, P280, P305+351+338, P310
NFPA 704
Flammability code 2: Must be moderately heated or exposed to relatively high ambient temperature before ignition can occur. Flash point between 38 and 93 °C (100 and 200 °F). E.g., diesel fuel Health code 1: Exposure would cause irritation but only minor residual injury. E.g., turpentine Reactivity code 4: Readily capable of detonation or explosive decomposition at normal temperatures and pressures. E.g., nitroglycerin Special hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Flash point 57 °C (135 °F; 330 K)
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Cumene hydroperoxide is an intermediate in the cumene process for developing phenol and acetone from benzene and propylene. It is typically used as an oxidizing agent.[2] Products of decomposition of cumene hydroperoxide are methylstyrene, acetophenone and cumyl alcohol.[3] Its formula is C6H5C(CH3)2OOH.

One of the key uses for the material is as a free radical initiator for acrylate and methacrylates monomers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ University, Safety Officer in Physical Chemistry at Oxford (2005). "Safety (MSDS) data for cumene hydroperoxide". Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  2. ^ Richard J. Lewis, Richard J. Lewis (Sr.), Hazardous chemicals desk reference, Publisher Wiley-Interscience, 2008, ISBN 0-470-18024-2, ISBN 978-0-470-18024-2, 1953 pages (page 799)
  3. ^ Cumene Hydroperoxide at the Organic Chemistry Portal

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