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Encyclopedia > Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide
Structure of a MEK-peroxide monomer

Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (MEKP) is an organic peroxide, a high explosive similar to acetone peroxide, and is quite dangerous to synthesize. Unlike acetone peroxide, however, MEKP is a colorless, oily liquid at room temperature and pressure, while acetone peroxide is a white solid. It is slightly less sensitive to shock and temperature, and more stable in storage. Molecule structure of Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide, typeset with PPCHTeX. Specifically: MEK peroxide monomer; (1-methylpropylidene)bishydroperoxide startchemical chemical[ONE,SB1357,Z03571][C,SL{O-OH},H_3C,SL{O-OH},CH_2-CH_3] stopchemical File links The following pages link to this file: User:Sverdrup/Images Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide Categories... Organic peroxides are organic molecules containing the peroxide functional group ROOR If the R is hydrogen, the compound is called organic hydroperoxide. ... Acetone peroxide (triacetone triperoxide, peroxyacetone, TATP, TCAP) is an organic peroxide. ...

Dilute solutions of MEKP are used in industry and by hobbyists as the catalyst which initiates the polymerization of polyester resins used in glass-reinforced plastic, and casting. Benzoyl peroxide can be used for the same purpose. Dissolving table salt in water In chemistry, a solution is a homogeneous mixture of one or more substances (the solutes) dissolved in another substance (the solvent). ... A catalyst (Greek: καταλύτης, catalytēs) is a substance that accelerates the rate (speed) of a chemical reaction without itself being transformed or consumed by the reaction (see also catalysis). ... Polymerization is a process of reacting monomer molecules together in a chemical reaction to form linear chains or a three-dimensional network of polymer chains [1]. There are many forms of polymerization and different systems exist to categorize them. ... For the film, see the article Polyester (film) Close-up of a polyester shirt SEM picture of a bend in a high surface area polyester fiber with a seven-lobed cross section Polyester is a category of polymers, or, more specifically condensation polymers, which contain the ester functional group in... Insect trapped in resin. ... Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), is a composite material or fibre reinforced plastic made of a plastic reinforced by fine fibers made of glass. ... Benzoyl peroxide is a chemical in the organic peroxide family. ...

MEKP is a severe skin irritant and can cause progressive corrosive damage or blindness if contacted with the eyes.

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The usual peroxide used in commercial applications is a dilute solution containing traces of stabilisers, and is sold in either brown glass or opaque polyethylene bottles to minimise the rate of decomposition.
MEKP (methyl ethyl ketone peroxide) is commonly used for this purpose.
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