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Hazardous Waste Policies and Procedures Manual - 2003 Edition
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Appendix G - Peroxidizable Chemicals

Peroxide forming chemicals have the potential of becoming violently explosive and may require special handling at the time of disposal.  Thus, it is very important to consult TSO before placing any peroxide forming chemicals into a SAA.  All peroxidizable chemicals including those listed below, must be dated upon receipt at ISU.  Storage and use must be limited in the appropriate time (expiration date), and may required other special conditions, such as temperature control in an explosion-proof refrigerator.

Proper storage practices for peroxide forming chemicals include:

  • label containers with receipt and expiration dates
  • storage in airtight containers in a cool, dark, and dry place
  • disposal BEFORE expiration date.
The following is a partial list of peroxide forming chemicals.  The best way to know if a chemical is peroxide forming is to consult the MSDS.  Those most commonly used at ISU are in boldface type.
 
 
Acetaldehyde
Acrylaldedyde
Acrylonitrile 
Benzyl alcohol    
Butadiene
2-Butanol
Chlorobutadiene (Chloroprene)
Chlorotrifluoroethylene
Crotonaldehyde
Cumene
Cyclohexene 
p-Dioxane
Dicyclopentadiene
Diethyl ether 
Dioxane 
Divinyl acetylene
Ethylbenzene 
Ethylene glycol dimethyl ether (glyme) 
Isopropyl ether 
Methyl acetylene
3-Methyl-1-butanol
Methylcyclopentane 
1-Octene 
Potassium
1-Pentene
2-Pentanone
3-Pentanone
2-Propanol
Sodium amide
Styrene 
Tetrafluoroethylene
Tetrahydrofuran 
Tetrahydronaphthalene
Vinyl acetate
Vinyl chloride
Vinyl ether
Vinyl pyridine
Vinylidene chloride
 

 
 
 


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