Safety and Handling of Organic Peroxides
Organic peroxides are in principle thermally unstable compounds which can decompose at relative low temperatures. They can, however, be handled and stored safely if proper precautions are followed. The risks involved with an organic peroxide decomposition are a combination of the possibility and the effects of such a decomposition.
Despite the hazards associated with their reactivity, organic peroxides have been handled safely on a commercial scale for many years. Knowledge of proper handling techniques, carefully designed facilities, and thorough training of personnel using written procedures can overcome these hazards. Personnel who understand and give proper attention to the safety and storage aspects of these compounds will be able to handle them confidently and safely.
All information is given as a general guideline that is subject to overriding by local laws and insurance regulations.
Sharing our experience in safety is one of the most important resources we offer. Through our safety programs we provide expert advice on the handling of our products including:
- classroom review of safety and handling of organic peroxides
- consultation on storage and dosing facility design
- demonstrations on the safe use, handling and control of organic peroxides
Material Safety Data Sheets
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for all commercial products can be downloaded from this website. On request we also provide specific publications on the use and safe handling and storage of our products.
Please contact us to learn more about organic peroxide safety aspects and storage conditions. We can address your safety concerns or provide safety audits and safety training.