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Descriptor in English: Peroxides
Descriptor in Spanish: Peróxidos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Peróxidos
Descriptor in French: Peroxydes
Tree number(s): D01.248.497.158.685.750
D01.339.431.374
D01.650.550.750
D02.389.338
Scope note: A group of compounds that contain a bivalent O-O group, i.e., the oxygen atoms are univalent. They can either be inorganic or organic in nature. Such compounds release atomic (nascent) oxygen readily. Thus they are strong oxidizing agents and fire hazards when in contact with combustible materials, especially under high-temperature conditions. The chief industrial uses of peroxides are as oxidizing agents, bleaching agents, and initiators of polymerization. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed)
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
See also the descriptors: Benzoyl Peroxide MeSH
Lipid Peroxides MeSH
DeCS UI: 10736
Descriptor UI: D010545
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/02
Peroxides - Preferred
Concept UI M0016377
Scope note A group of compounds that contain a bivalent O-O group, i.e., the oxygen atoms are univalent. They can either be inorganic or organic in nature. Such compounds release atomic (nascent) oxygen readily. Thus they are strong oxidizing agents and fire hazards when in contact with combustible materials, especially under high-temperature conditions. The chief industrial uses of peroxides are as oxidizing agents, bleaching agents, and initiators of polymerization. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed)
Preferred term Peroxides



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