benzoyl peroxide

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benzoyl peroxide

[′ben·zə·wəl pə′räk‚sīd]
(organic chemistry)
(C6H5CO)2O2 A white, crystalline solid; melting point 103-105°C; explodes when heated above 105°C; slightly soluble in water, soluble in organic solvents; used as a bleaching and drying agent and a polymerization catalyst.
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05%) Foam; Brevoxyl(R) (benzoyl peroxide, 4% or 8%) Creamy Wash packaged in the convenient new BREVOXYL Acne Wash Kit; Extina(R) (ketoconazole, 2%) Foam; Oilatum(R); Physiogel(R); Stieprox(R) (ciclopirox olamine); REVALESKIN(TM); and Sarna(R).
The key ingredient, says Dr Chu, is the disinfectant benzoyl perox-ide, found in Oxy5, Penoxyl, Quinoderm and Brevoxyl.
05%; Brevoxyl(R) Creamy Wash (benzoyl peroxide, 4% or 8%) packaged in the convenient new Brevoxyl Acne Wash Kit; Extina(R) (ketoconazole) Foam, 2%; Oilatum(R); Physiogel(R); Stieprox(R) (ciclopirox olamine); REVALESKIN(TM); and Sarna(R).