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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For all experiments, the MVPs production process was based on the reference procedure described before, using dibenzoyl peroxide as curing initiator.
The former hypothesis was tested by replacing the original water-soluble initiator with dibenzoyl peroxide, BPO, which is directly soluble in the organic phase.
Evidently, modification with dibenzoyl peroxide resulted in a finer morphology than that with dicumyl peroxide, even though the former can easily evaporate when added to the blend.