International Chemical Safety Cards

BENZOYL PEROXIDE ICSC: 0225
BENZOYL PEROXIDE
Dibenzoyl peroxide
Benzoyl superoxide
C14H10O4
Molecular mass: 242.2
CAS # 94-36-0
RTECS # DM8575000
ICSC # 0225
UN # 3102
EC # 617-008-00-0
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Explosive.
NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. NO contact with flammable substances. NO contact with hot surfaces. Do NOT contaminate.
Water in large amounts.
EXPLOSION Contamination, heat, shock or friction may cause explosion.
Do NOT expose to friction or shock.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Wet the product with water. Use non-sparking tools to sweep up spilled substance into a container (do not use cellulose-containing materials such as wood or paper). Wash away remainder with plenty of water. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents.
    Fireproof. Separated from combustible and reducing substances, acids. Cool.

    E symbol
    Xi symbol
    R: 3-36/37/38
    S: 3/7/9-14-27-34-37/39
    UN Hazard Class: 5.2
    UN Packing Group: II
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0225 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    BENZOYL PEROXIDE ICSC: 0225

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE CRYSTALS OR POWDER WITH NO ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    May explosively decompose on shock, friction, or concussion. May explode on heating. On combustion, forms irritating and toxic fumes and gases of benzoic acid (see ICSC # 0103) and carbon monoxide (see ICSC # 0023). The substance decomposes on heating at 103C. The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts violently with combustible and reducing materials. Reacts violently with many organic and inorganic acids, alcohols and amines causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks some forms of plastics, rubber or coatings; fires and explosions may result.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 5 mg/m3 (as TWA) (ACGIH 1993-1994).
    PDK not established.
    MAK: ppm; 5 mg/m3; I (1992).
    MAK: class I (1992).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol.

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point (decomposes): 103C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.3
    Solubility in water: poor
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: <0.1
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 8.4
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.007
    Auto-ignition temperature: 80C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
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    NOTES
    Store only in original packaging. Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water.
    NFPA Code: H 1; F 4; R 4; ox
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0225 BENZOYL PEROXIDE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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