Benzoyl Peroxide

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MedKoo CAT#: 329303

CAS#: 94-36-0

Description: Benzoyl Peroxide, also known as Bepio and CD-1579, is a bactericidal agent, peroxide derivative that has been used topically for burns and as a dermatologic agent in the treatment of acne and poison ivy dermatitis. Benzoyl Peroxide is used also as a bleach in the food industry.

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Benzoyl Peroxide (wetted with 25% water), purity > 98%, is in stock. Current shipping out time is about 2 weeks after order is received. CoA, QC data and MSDS documents are available in one week after order is received.

Chemical Structure


Theoretical Analysis

MedKoo Cat#: 329303
Name: Benzoyl Peroxide
CAS#: 94-36-0
Chemical Formula: C14H10O4
Exact Mass: 242.0579
Molecular Weight: 242.23
Elemental Analysis: C, 69.42; H, 4.16; O, 26.42

Synonym: Benzoyl Peroxide; CD-1579; M-6050; CD 1579; M 6050; CD1579; M6050; Bepio; NeoBenz

IUPAC/Chemical Name: benzoic peroxyanhydride


InChi Code: InChI=1S/C14H10O4/c15-13(11-7-3-1-4-8-11)17-18-14(16)12-9-5-2-6-10-12/h1-10H


Technical Data

Solid powder

75% (wetted with 25% water)

Shipping Condition:
Shipped under ambient temperature as non-hazardous chemical. This product is stable enough for a few weeks during ordinary shipping and time spent in Customs.

Storage Condition:
Dry, dark and at 0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks) or -20 C for long term (months to years).

Soluble in DMSO

Shelf Life:
>2 years if stored properly

Drug Formulation:
This drug may be formulated in DMSO

Stock Solution Storage:
0 - 4 C for short term (days to weeks), or -20 C for long term (months).

Harmonized System Code:


1: Lamel SA, Sivamani RK, Rahvar M, Maibach HI. Evaluating clinical trial design:
systematic review of randomized vehicle-controlled trials for determining
efficacy of benzoyl peroxide topical therapy for acne. Arch Dermatol Res. 2015
Nov;307(9):757-66. doi: 10.1007/s00403-015-1568-9. Review. PubMed PMID: 26048131.

2: Vaccaro M, Guarneri F, Borgia F, Pollicino A, Altavilla G, Cannavò SP.
Efficacy, tolerability and impact on quality of life of clindamycin phosphate and
benzoyl peroxide for the treatment of cetuximab-associated acneiform eruption in
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3: Smith TJ, Foegeding EA, Drake M. Sensory and Functionality Differences of Whey
Protein Isolate Bleached by Hydrogen or Benzoyl Peroxide. J Food Sci. 2015
Oct;80(10):C2153-60. doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.13000. PubMed PMID: 26317318.

4: Smith TJ, Gerard PD, Drake MA. Effect of temperature and concentration on
benzoyl peroxide bleaching efficacy and benzoic acid levels in whey protein
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Double-blind, Parallel-group, Controlled Study of a New Treatment--Adapalene
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6: Kircik LH. The role of benzoyl peroxide in the new treatment paradigm for
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9: Rehman K, Tan CM, Zulfakar MH. Development and in-vitro characterization of
fish oil oleogels containing benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid as keratolytic
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10: Bircher A, Friederich NF, Seelig W, Scherer K. Allergic complications from
orthopaedic joint implants: the role of delayed hypersensitivity to benzoyl
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11: Keating GM. Adapalene 0.1%/benzoyl peroxide 2.5% gel: a review of its use in
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12: Baumann LS, Oresajo C, Yatskayer M, Dahl A, Figueras K. Comparison of
clindamycin 1% and benzoyl peroxide 5% gel to a novel composition containing
salicylic acid, capryloyl salicylic acid, HEPES, glycolic acid, citric acid, and
dioic acid in the treatment of acne vulgaris. J Drugs Dermatol. 2013
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13: Dhawan SS, Gwazdauskas J. Clindamycin phosphate 1.2%-benzoyl peroxide (5% or
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14: Leyden JJ. Randomized, phase 2, dose-ranging study in the treatment of
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15: El-Latif AA, Hassan FA, Elshahed AR, Mohamed AG, Elsaie ML. Intense pulsed
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