Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Benzoyl Peroxide

  • Jan W. Gooch
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1229

n (1924) (dibenzoÿl peroxide, DBP) A catalyst employed in the polymerization of polystyrene, styrene, vinyl, and acrylic resins. It is also a curing agent for polyester and silicone resins, usually used together with an accelerator such as dimethylaniline. It can be dispersed in diluents or plasticizers to diminish the explosion hazard associated with the dry product. Its natural state is colorless crystals of mp of 103°C. Known also as Benzoperoxide. (Odian GC, (2004) Principles of polymerization, Wiley, New York) Open image in new window

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA