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  • non-nitrile azo initiator
  • soluble in acidic aqueous solution potential for polymerization in water system non-halogen using organic acid like acetic acid.
  • 10 hour half-life decomposition temperature, 61 degree C (approx. 45 degree C under condition of acidic aqueous solution)

chemical name


CAS NO. 20858-12-2
Molecular weight = 250.35


Appearance slight pale yellow crystalline powder
Melting point 115-125C
Activation energy 1.14X105J/mol
10 hour half-life decomposition temperature 61C(in methanol)
Solubility freely in methanol ( soluble in acidic aqueous solution, slightly soluble in water)
insoluble intoluene or hexane

packaging and storage condition

  • 5kg in cardboard
  • Keep under 10C

related regulations and safety data

TSCA inventory listed
EINECS No. 244-085-4
Law concerning the Examination and Regulation of Manufacture, etc. of Chemical Substances existing chemical substances 5-5870
Occupational Health and Safety Law 8-(2)-1271
Mutation data mutagenicity test using microbe weak positive
Oral toxicity data
rat and above 2000mg/kg
Irritation data -

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