Decanoyl peroxide

  • Didecanoyl peroxide
  • Peroxide, bis(1-oxodecyl)
  • Perkadox SE 10
  • Decanox F
Formula
C20H38O4
Structure
Description
White wet solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
762-12-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
212-092-1
UN (DOT)
2120
Beilstein/Gmelin
1801330
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-01050
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C20H38O4
Formula mass
342.52
Melting point, °C
44 - 45
Boiling point, °C
387
Critical temperature
538
Critical pressure
10.1
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Partition coefficient, pKow
8.27

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
ELIMINATE all ignition sources (no smoking, flares, sparks or flames in immediate area). Keep combustibles (wood, paper, oil, etc.) away from spilled material. Do not touch or walk through spilled material. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. SMALL SPILLS: Take up with inert, damp, noncombustible material using clean non-sparking tools and place into loosely covered plastic containers for later disposal.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Organic compounds can ignite on contact with concentrated peroxides, strongly reduced material such as sulfides, nitrides, and hydrides

Fire.
Fire fighting
The temperature of the substance must be maintained at or below the Control Temperature at all times. SMALL FIRES: Water spray or fog is preferred; if water not available use dry chemical, carbon dioxide or regular foam. LARGE FIRES: Flood fire area with water from a distance. Use water spray or fog; do not use straight streams. Move containers from fire area if you can do it without risk. Do not move cargo or vehicle if cargo has been exposed to heat. Fight fire from maximum distance or use unmanned hose holders or monitor nozzles. Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out. BEWARE OF POSSIBLE CONTAINER EXPLOSION. ALWAYS stay away from tanks engulfed in fire. For massive fire, use unmanned hose holders or monitor nozzles; if this is impossible, withdraw from area and let fire burn.
Fire potential
May explode from heat, contamination or loss of temperature control. Particularly sensitive to temperature rises.
Hazards
Sensitive to temperature rises. Above a given Control Temperature they decompose violently and catch fire. May ignite combustibles (wood, paper, oil, clothing, etc.). May ignite spontaneously if exposed to air. May be ignited by heat, sparks or flames. May burn rapidly with flare-burning effect. Containers may explode when heated. Runoff may create fire or explosion hazard.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
 
Special
O

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See Skin.
   Inhalation
Causes irritation.
   Skin
May cause severe injury or burns.
   Eyes
See Skin.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Remove material from skin immediately. Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
2120
Response guide
Hazard class
5.2