acetyl benzoyl peroxide

noun

Definition of acetyl benzoyl peroxide

: a white crystalline compound CH3COO2COC6H5 that is explosive when pure and is used in germicidal preparations and for initiating polymerization processes

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First Known Use of acetyl benzoyl peroxide

1913, in the meaning defined above

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“Acetyl benzoyl peroxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acetyl%20benzoyl%20peroxide. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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