329541 Aldrich

Dicumyl peroxide


Synonym: Bis(1-methyl-1-phenylethyl) peroxide, Bis(α,α-dimethylbenzyl) peroxide



Related Categories Chemical Synthesis, Free Radical Initiators, Materials Science, Organic Peroxides, Oxidizing Agents,
vapor density   9.3 (vs air)
vapor pressure   15.4 mmHg ( 38 °C)
assay   98%
mp   39-41 °C(lit.)
density   1.56 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
storage temp.   2-8°C



100, 500 g in poly bottle


Dicumyl peroxide (DCP) is used:
• in vulcanization of rubber
• as a crosslinking agent in the synthesis of polylactic acid composite fibers1
• in the preparation of polyethylene composites2
• in the synthesis of polyamide 112/ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer blends.3

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1. Improvement in mechanical properties of grafted polylactic acid composite fibers via hot melt extrusion Gunning MA, et al. Polym. Compos. 35(9), 1792-1797, (2014)

2. The effect of maleic anhydride grafting efficiency on the flexural properties of polyethylene composites Gunning MA, et al. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 124(6), 4799-4808, (2012)

3. Effect of dynamic cross-linking on phase morphology and dynamic mechanical properties of polyamide 12/ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer blends Bondan F, et al. Polym. Bull.

Axial thermal gradients in microchip gas chromatography. Wang A, Hynynen S, Hawkins AR, et al. J. Chromatogr. A. 1374, 216-23, (2014)


Radical scavenging reactivity of catecholamine neurotransmitters and the inhibition effect for DNA cleavage. Kawashima T, Ohkubo K, and Fukuzumi S J. Phys. Chem. B 114(1), 675-80, (2010)


A new determination method of network chain-length distribution of rubber vulcanizates by chemorheology. Murakami K Biomed Mater Eng 3(4), 199-209, (1993)


Nasal mucosa changes after exposure to dicumylperoxide. Petruson B and Hansson HA Rhinology 23(2), 118-20, (1985)


Calorimetric studies and lessons on fires and explosions of a chemical plant producing CHP and DCPO. Hsu JM, Su MS, Huang CY, et al. J. Hazard. Mater. 217-218, 19-28, (2012)


Novel transparent poly(silazane) derived solvent-resistant, bio-compatible microchannels and substrates: application in microsystem technology. Asthana A, Asthana Y, Sung IK, et al. Lab Chip 6(9), 1200-4, (2006)


Lipase-catalyzed synthesis and curing of high-molecular-weight polyricinoleate. Ebata H, Toshima K, and Matsumura S Macromol. Biosci. 7(6), 798-803, (2007)


Comparison of the skin tumor-promoting potential of different organic peroxides in SENCAR mice. Gimenez-Conti IB, Binder RL, Johnston D, et al. Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. 149(1), 73-9, (1998)


A kinetic study of the electron-transfer reaction of the phthalimide-N-oxyl radical (PINO) with ferrocenes. Baciocchi, E.; et al. J. Org. Chem. 72, 8748, (2007)


Rechargeable biofilm-controlling tubing materials for use in dental unit water lines. Luo J, Porteous N, and Sun Y ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 3(8), 2895-903, (2011)


Kinetic and chemical characterization of thermal decomposition of dicumylperoxide in cumene. Di Somma I, Marotta R, Andreozzi R, et al. J. Hazard. Mater. 187(1-3), 157-63, (2011)


Comparative studies on crosslinked and uncrosslinked natural rubber biodegradation by Pseudomonas sp. Roy RV, Das M, Banerjee R, et al. Bioresour. Technol. 97(18), 2485-8, (2006)


Determination of dicumyl peroxide in workplace air. Spetz A, Svanstrom M, and Ramnas O Ann. Occup. Hyg. 46(7), 637-41, (2002)


Laser surface modification of silicone rubber to reduce platelet adhesion in vitro. Khorasani MT and Mirzadeh H J. Biomater. Sci. Polym. Ed. 15(1), 59-72, (2004)


Nasal mucosa changes after acute and long-term exposure to dicumylperoxide. An experimental study on animals. Hansson HA and Petruson B Acta Otolaryngol. 101(1-2), 102-13, (1986)


Enhancement of mechanical and thermal properties of oil palm empty fruit bunch fiber poly(butylene adipate-co-terephtalate) biocomposites by matrix esterification using succinic anhydride. Siyamak S, Ibrahim NA, Abdolmohammadi S, et al. Molecules 17(2), 1969-91, (2012)


Formation of new blood vessels in the nose after exposure to dicumylperoxide at a chemical plant. Petruson B and Järvholm B Acta Otolaryngol. 95(3-4), 333-9, (1983)


Peroxides, genes and cancer. Watts P Food Chem. Toxicol. 23(10), 957-60, (1985)


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FT-IR 2 (2), 1810:B / FT-NMR 1 (2), 215:B / RegBook 1 (1), 1247:D / Sax 6, 970

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