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L06866 Cumyl hydroperoxide, tech. 80%

CAS Number
Cumyl hydroperoxide
alpha,alpha-Dimethylbenzyl hydroperoxide

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
L06866-22 100g 30.30
L06866-36 500g 78.30
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Cumyl hydroperoxide, tech. 80%


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Keep Cold.
Miscible with alcohol, acetone, ether, esters, hydrocarbons and chlorinated hydrocarbons. Slightly miscible with water.


Cumene hydroperoxide is used in the preparation of polystyrene nanocapsules. It acts as a curing agent for polyester resins and as an oxidizer in organic chemical reactions. It serves as an initiator for radical polymerization especially for acrylate and methacrylate monomers. It also employed as an intermediate in the cumene process for developing phenol and acetone from benzene and propene. Further, it is used as an epoxidation reagent for allylic alcohols and fatty acid esters. In addition to this, it is also used to prepare methylstyrene, acetophenone and cumyl alcohol.


Store in a cool place. Keep the container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with powdered metals, organic materials, heavy metal salts, metal salts, combustible materials, acids, alkalis, reducing agents, rust, charcoal, amines, copper, lead, cobalt and cobalt oxides.

Literature References

Alternative to tert-Butyl­ hydroperoxide, A13926, in certain catalytic peroxygenation reactions. For example, has been found to give better enantiomeric excesses in the Sharpless-type asymmetric oxidation of sulfides to sulfoxides in the presence of Ti(O-i-Pr)4 and diethyl L-tartrate: Tetrahedron, 43, 5135 (1987); Org. Synth. Coll., 8, 464 (1993); Synlett, 404 (1996).

Pardillo-Díaz, R.; Carrascal, L.; Ayala, A.; Nunez-Abades, P. Oxidative stress induced by cumene hydroperoxide evokes changes in neuronal excitability of rat motor cortex neurons. Neuroscience 2015, 289, 85-98.

Liu, J.; Ni, X.; Hu, Y. Influence of nitridation on the catalytic performance of Ti-MCM-41 for the epoxidation of propene by cumene hydroperoxide. Reac Kinet Mech Cat 2015, 114 (2), 685-695.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H226-H242-H302+H312-H304-H314-H331-H335-H350-H373

Flammable liquid and vapour. Heating may cause a fire. Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Toxic if inhaled. May cause respiratory irritation. May cause cancer. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P210-P220-P233-P234-P235-P240-P241-P242-P243-P260-P264b-P270-P271-P281-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P330-P331-P363-P370+P378q-P501c

Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible materials. Keep container tightly closed. Keep only in original container. Keep cool. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Use only non-sparking tools. Take precautionary measures against static discharge. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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