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Di-tert-butyl peroxide

Di-tert-butyl peroxide
Systematic name Di-tert-butyl peroxide
Chemical formula C8H18O2
Molecular mass 146.23 g/mol
Density 0.8 g/cm³
Melting point xx.x °C
Boiling point 109-110 °C
Proton NMR shift 1.214 ppm in CDCl3
CAS number [110-05-4]
SMILES xxxxx
Disclaimer and references

Di-tert-butylperoxide or DTBP (CAS-no. 110-05-4) is a compound that will decompose aerobically and also anaerobically, making it a very interesting fuel source.

Decomposition reaction:

(CH3)3COOC(CH3)3 (g)C2H6 (g) + 2 (CH3)2CO (g)

Two Canadian scientists, H. O. Pritchard and P. Q. E. Clothier, have demonstrated and suggested the use of DTBP in engines where oxygen is limited, since it will work whether or not oxygen is present.


  • H. O. Pritchard and P. Q. E. Clothier, "Anaerobic Operations of an Internal Combustion Engine," J. Chem. Soc. Chem. Commun. (1986)
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