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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Dibenzoyl peroxide (the initiator) can be decomposed rapidly at the reaction temperature, generating free radicals.
For all experiments, the MVPs production process was based on the reference procedure described before, using dibenzoyl peroxide as curing initiator.
To this solution, 30 mL dimetoxy ethane solution containing 1.8 g of dibenzoyl peroxide was added dropwise (at 15-20 min intervals) at 0[degrees]C.
Dibenzoyl peroxide was used at concentration 0.5 and 1 wt%, while dicumyl peroxide only at 1 wt%.