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Peroxides MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Peroxides
Tree Number(s)
D01.248.497.158.685.750
D01.339.431.374
D01.650.550.750
D02.389.338
Unique ID
D010545
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010545
Scope Note
A group of compounds that contain a bivalent O-O group, i.e., the oxygen atoms are univalent. They can either be inorganic or organic in nature. Such compounds release atomic (nascent) oxygen readily. Thus they are strong oxidizing agents and fire hazards when in contact with combustible materials, especially under high-temperature conditions. The chief industrial uses of peroxides are as oxidizing agents, bleaching agents, and initiators of polymerization. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed)
Entry Term(s)
Peroxide
Pharm Action
Oxidants
Registry Number
0
See Also
Benzoyl Peroxide
Lipid Peroxides
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Peroxides Preferred
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