SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1965

Fire and Explosion Hazards of Peroxy Compounds


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.

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Castrantas, H.
FMC Corp., Princeton, N. J.
Banerjee, D.
U. S. Industrial Chemicals Co., Division of Nat. Distillers and Chemical Corp., Cincinnati, Ohio
Noller, D.
Wallace and Tiernan, Inc., Buffalo, N. Y.
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Developed by Committee: E04
Pages: 1–24
DOI: 10.1520/STP46025S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-6753-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-6621-9