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    Fire and Explosion Hazards of Peroxy Compounds

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    The detonation theory is used to clarify the explosive characteristics of both organic and inorganic peroxy compounds. Some typical accidents are described. The hazards involved in the use of a large number of peroxy compounds are tabulated for use by laboratory workers handling these compounds for the first time. All commercially available peroxides are covered together with those that may be synthesized for occasional use in the laboratory. One hundred and thirty-four references are included.


    safety, fire, explosion, organic peroxides, inorganic peroxy compounds

    Author Information:

    Castrantas, H. M.
    Research chemist, FMC Corp., Princeton, N. J.

    Banerjee, D. K.
    Research supervisor, U. S. Industrial Chemicals Co., Division of Nat. Distillers and Chemical Corp., Cincinnati, Ohio

    Noller, D. C.
    Group leader, Wallace and Tiernan, Inc., Buffalo, N. Y.

    Committee/Subcommittee: E04.44

    DOI: 10.1520/STP46025S