Cumene hydroperoxide

IUPAC Name: 2-hydroperoxypropan-2-ylbenzene

Source: Used in the production of acetone, phenol, and plastics. May occur naturally as a degradation product of cumene.

Summary: Cumene hydroperoxide is an organic compound used in the production of organic compounds such as acetone and phenol. Cumene is a naturally occurring chemical that may degrade to cumene hydroperoxide. It is used for its oxidizing properties. It is also used in the production of plastics. It exists as a colorless liquid at room temperature that has a density of 1.03 g/mL at 20 C. Cumene hydroperoxide is soluble in water up to 13,900 mg/L at 25 C. A Koc value of 2,000 indicates very low mobility within soil.

GHS Hazard Statement: H227, H242, H302, H311, H312, H314, H317, H318, H330, H331, H332, H335, H341, H371, H372, H373, H401, H411, GHS02, GHS05, GHS06, GHS07, GHS08, GHS09