Laurox

Product Line Organic peroxides

Laurox is an initiator for (co)polymerization of styrene, ethylene, vinyl chloride, vinylidene chloride and (meth)acrylates. Laurox is also used as an initiator for curing acrylic solid surface at elevated temperatures.

  • Brand

    Laurox®
  • Chemical family

    Organic peroxide
  • CAS number

    105-74-8
  • Physical form

    Flakes
  • Regional availability

    Africa, Asia, Asia Pacific, China, Europe, Global, India, Latin America, Middle East, North America, Oceania
  • Molecular Weight

    398.6
  • Chemical name

    Dilauroyl peroxide
  • Molecular drawing

    Organic peroxide
  • Applications

    Laurox can be used for the market segments: polymer production, thermoset composites and acrylics production with their different applications/functions. For more information please check our website and/or contact us.

Market Segments

Polymer production

Detailed description

Laurox is a widely used initiator for the suspension and mass polymerization of vinyl chloride between 60°C and 80°C. In many cases Laurox is combined with a more active initiator, such as a peroxydicarbonate (e.g. Perkadox 16) to increase reactor efficiency. Laurox is used as an initiator for the high pressure polymerization of ethylene, but because of its poor solubility in most aliphatics, it is in many cases replaced by other peroxides such as Di(3,5,5-trimethylhexanoyl) peroxide (Trigonox 36). The advantage of Laurox is the possibility of storing at ambient temperature. Laurox is also used as an initiator for the polymerization of methylmethacrylate at 60-90°C. Laurox is often applied as a replacement for 2,2'-Azobis(isobutyronitril) (Perkadox AIBN).

Functions

  • Polymerization initiator

Applications

  • Polystyrene,
  • PVC
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Thermoset composites

Detailed description

Laurox is used as an initiator for curing acrylic solid surface at elevated temperatures.

Functions

  • Curing agent

Applications

  • Continuous Laminating,
  • Casting,
  • Acrylic solid surface
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Acrylics production

Detailed description

Laurox is used as an initiator for the polymerization of methylmethacrylate at 60-90°C. Laurox is often applied as a replacement for 2,2'-Azobis(isobutyronitril) (Perkadox AIBN).

Functions

  • Polymerization initiator

Applications

  • Acrylics
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