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Strontium peroxide Chemical Properties
- Melting point:215 °C
- Density 4.56 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
- form Powder
- color Pale brown
- Water Solubility Insoluble in water and slowly decomposes in water.
- Sensitive Moisture Sensitive
- Merck 13,8929
- CAS DataBase Reference1314-18-7(CAS DataBase Reference)
- EPA Substance Registry SystemStrontium peroxide (Sr(O2)) (1314-18-7)
Strontium peroxide Usage And Synthesis
- UsesStrontium dioxide (SrO2) can cause fires or explode when heated and in contact with organic substances. It is used as both a reducing agent and an oxidizing agent.
- Chemical PropertiesStrontium peroxide is a lightcolored solid of good thermal stability. Commercial strontium peroxide contains about 85% SrO2 and 10% active oxygen.
- Chemical Propertieswhite to off-white powder
- UsesStrontium peroxide or strontium dioxide (SrO2) can cause fires or explode when heated and in contact with organic substances. It is used as both a reducing agent and an oxidizing agent.
- UsesThe only substantial application for this compound is in pyrotechnics. Strontium peroxide produces a red color in flames.
- UsesStrontium Peroxide is an oxidizing agent that is used for bleaching. It has also been used in some pyrotechnic displays to provide a vivid-red color.
- PreparationLike the other alkaline earth peroxides, it can be
prepared by reaction of the nitrate and sodium peroxide
in a cold solution:
The hydrated form is usually the octahydrate. If the anhydrate is desired, t
- General DescriptionA white powder. Insoluble in water and slowly decomposed by water. Noncombustible, but accelerates the burning of combustible material.
- Air & Water ReactionsInsoluble in water and slowly decomposed by water.
- Reactivity ProfileStrontium peroxide may explode from friction, heat or contamination. Accelerates burning when involved in a fire. May ignite combustibles (wood, paper, oil, clothing, etc.). If the combustible material is finely divided the mixture may be explosive.
- Health HazardTOXIC; inhalation, ingestion or contact (skin, eyes) with vapors, dusts or substance may cause severe injury, burns or death. Fire may produce irritating and/or toxic gases. Toxic fumes or dust may accumulate in confined areas (basement, tanks, hopper/tank cars, etc.). Runoff from fire control or dilution water may cause pollution.
- Fire HazardMay explode from friction, heat or contamination. These substances will accelerate burning when involved in a fire. May ignite combustibles (wood, paper, oil, clothing, etc.). Some will react explosively with hydrocarbons (fuels). Containers may explode when heated. Runoff may create fire or explosion hazard.
- Safety ProfileA powerful oxidizer. A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant. Mixtures with organic materials readily ignite with friction or on contact with moisture. See also PEROXIDES and STRONTIUM COMPOUNDS.
Strontium peroxide Preparation Products And Raw materials
- Strontium hydroxide Strontium nitrate STRONTIUM IODIDE STRONTIUM SULFIDE Magnesium peroxide Barium peroxide Beryllium Peroxide Calcium peroxide Radium Peroxide Zinc peroxide STRONTIUM ACETATE Strontium carbonate Silicon carbide Thorium dioxide Strontium oxide STRONTIUM PEROXIDE OCTAHYDRATE Strontium peroxide