Benzoyl peroxide

A summary of the most common chemical descriptors (InChI Key and SMILES codes) for Benzoyl peroxide are summarized together with 3D and 2D structures and relevant physico-chemical properties.

What is the Benzoyl peroxide?

The molecule Benzoyl peroxide presents a molecular formula of C14H10O4 and its IUPAC name is benzoyl benzenecarboperoxoate.

Benzoyl peroxide is a molecule used in a variety of cosmetics and skincare products. It is an organic compound that lies as a peroxide, and is used as a bleaching agent and an antiseptic. Benzoyl peroxide is a white powder that is insoluble in water, and has a strong, pungent odor. It is a powerful oxidizing agent, and is used in a variety of industrial and commercial applications. Benzoyl peroxide is used in the production of a variety of chemicals, including dyes, plastics, and resins. It is also used as a bleaching agent in the textile industry, and as a disinfectant in the food industry. In the cosmetics industry, benzoyl peroxide is used in a variety of skincare products, including acne treatments, bleaching creams, and anti-aging products. It is also used as a hair bleaching agent..

3D structure

Cartesian coordinates

Geometry of Benzoyl peroxide in x, y and z coordinates (Å units) to copy/paste elsewhere. Generated with Open Babel software.

2D drawing

 

Benzoyl peroxide OMPJBNCRMGITSC-UHFFFAOYSA-N chemical compound 2D structure molecule svg
Benzoyl peroxide

 

Molecule descriptors

 
IUPAC namebenzoyl benzenecarboperoxoate
InChI codeInChI=1S/C14H10O4/c15-13(11-7-3-1-4-8-11)17-18-14(16)12-9-5-2-6-10-12/h1-10H
InChI KeyOMPJBNCRMGITSC-UHFFFAOYSA-N
SMILESO=C(OOC(=O)c1ccccc1)c1ccccc1

Other names (synonyms)

IUPAC nomenclature provides a standardized method for naming chemical compounds. Although this system is widely used in chemistry, many chemical compounds have also other names commonly used in different contexts. These synonyms can come from a variety of sources and are used for a variety of purposes.

One common source of synonyms for chemical compounds is the common or trivial names, assigned on the basis of appearance, properties, or origin of the molecule.

Another source of synonyms are historical or obsolete names employed in the past, however replaced nowadays by more modern or standardized names.

In addition to common and historical names, chemical compounds may also have synonyms that are specific to a particular field or industry.

  • 2685-64-5
  • 94-36-0
  • A844933
  • AB01562988_01
  • ACANYA COMPONENT BENZOYL PEROXIDE
  • Abcat 40
  • Abcure S-40-25
  • AcetOxyl 2.5 and 5
  • Acetoxyl
  • Acne-Aid Cream
  • Acnegel
  • Akneroxid 5
  • Akneroxid L
  • Akneroxide L
  • Aksil 5
  • Anhydrous benzoyl peroxide
  • Asidopan
  • Aztec BPO
  • Aztec benzoyl peroxide-70-77
  • Aztec benzoyl peroxide-dry
  • B 75W
  • B3152
  • BBPO
  • BENZACLIN COMPONENT BENZOYL PEROXIDE
  • BENZAMYCIN COMPONENT BENZOYL PEROXIDE
  • BENZOYL DIOXIDE
  • BENZOYL PEROXIDE
  • BENZOYL PEROXIDE (WET)
  • BENZOYL PEROXIDE COMPONENT OF ACANYA
  • BENZOYL PEROXIDE COMPONENT OF BENZACLIN
  • BENZOYL PEROXIDE COMPONENT OF BENZAMYCIN
  • BENZOYL PEROXIDE COMPONENT OF DUAC
  • BENZOYL PEROXIDE COMPONENT OF EPIDUO
  • BENZOYL PEROXIDE COMPONENT OF TWYNEO
  • BIDD:GT0840
  • BP-21236
  • BPO
  • BR1012
  • BZF-60
  • Benbel C
  • Benox 50
  • Benoxyl
  • Benoxyl (5&10) Lotion
  • Benprox
  • Benzac
  • Benzac W
  • Benzagel
  • Benzagel 10
  • Benzaknen
  • Benzaknew
  • Benzashave
  • Benzefoam
  • Benzoic acid, peroxide
  • Benzol peroxide
  • Benzoperoxide
  • Benzoyl
  • Benzoyl Peroxide [1]
  • Benzoyl Peroxide [2]
  • Benzoyl Peroxide [3]
  • Benzoyl Peroxide [4]
  • Benzoyl Peroxide [5]
  • Benzoyl Peroxide [6]
  • Benzoyl Peroxide [7]
  • Benzoyl Peroxide [8]
  • Benzoyl Peroxide [9]
  • Benzoyl peroide
  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Benzoyl peroxide (JAN/USP)
  • Benzoyl peroxide (Luperox(R) A70S)
  • Benzoyl peroxide (Luperox(R) A75)
  • Benzoyl peroxide (Luperox(R) A75FP)
  • Benzoyl peroxide (Luperox(R) A98)
  • Benzoyl peroxide (usan)
  • Benzoyl peroxide anhydrous
  • Benzoyl peroxide gel
  • Benzoyl peroxide(usan)
  • Benzoyl peroxide, USAN
  • Benzoyl peroxide, blend in dibutyl phthalate
  • Benzoyl peroxide, blend in tricresyl phosphate
  • Benzoyl peroxide, remainder water
  • Benzoyl peroxyde
  • Benzoyl superoxide
  • Benzoylis peroxidum cum aqua
  • Benzoylperoxid
  • Benzoylperoxid (german)
  • Benzoylperoxyde
  • Bepio
  • Bisbenzoyl peroxide
  • Brevoxyl
  • BzOOBz
  • C19346
  • CCG-213090
  • CCRIS 630
  • Cadat BPO
  • Cadet
  • Cadet BPO 78W
  • Cadet BPO-70W
  • Cadox 40E
  • Cadox B
  • Cadox B 40E
  • Cadox B 50P
  • Cadox B 70W
  • Cadox B-CH 50
  • Cadox BPO-W40
  • Cadox BTA
  • Cadox BTW-50
  • Cadox bs
  • Clear By Design
  • Clearasil Antibacterial Acne Lotion
  • Clearasil BP Acne Treatment Cream
  • Clearasil benzoyl peroxide lotion
  • Clearasil bp acne treatment
  • Cuticura acne cream
  • Chaloxyd BP 50FT
  • D03093
  • DB-022598
  • DB09096
  • DSSTox_CID_1072
  • DSSTox_GSID_24591
  • DSSTox_RID_77460
  • DUAC COMPONENT BENZOYL PEROXIDE
  • Debroxide
  • Dermoxyl
  • Desanden
  • Desquam E
  • Desquam X
  • Desquam-X
  • Dibenzoyl peroxide
  • Dibenzoylperoxid
  • Dibenzoylperoxid (german)
  • Dibenzoylperoxyde
  • Diphenylglyoxal Superoxide
  • Diphenylglyoxal peroxide
  • Diphenylperoxyanhydride
  • Diphenylperoxyanhydride #
  • Dry and Clear
  • Duresthin 5
  • E-928
  • E928
  • EC 202-327-6
  • EPIDUO COMPONENT BENZOYL PEROXIDE
  • EPSOLAY
  • Eloxyl
  • Epi Clear Antiseptic Lotion
  • Epi-Clear
  • F0001-2260
  • Florox
  • Fostex BPO
  • Fostex BPO Bar, Gel, and Wash
  • G 20
  • Garox
  • HMS2092F22
  • HSDB 372
  • Hydrous benzoyl peroxide
  • IDP-126 component Benzoyl peroxide
  • Incidol
  • Ins no.928
  • Ins-928
  • Lavoclen
  • Loroxide
  • Lucidol
  • Lucidol (peroxide)
  • Lucidol 50P
  • Lucidol 70
  • Lucidol 75FP
  • Lucidol 78
  • Lucidol B 50
  • Lucidol G 20
  • Lucidol GS
  • Lucidol KL 50
  • Lucidol RM
  • Lucidol-70
  • Lucidol-78
  • Lucilite
  • Lucipal
  • Luperco A
  • Luperco AA
  • Luperco AC
  • Luperco AFR
  • Luperco AFR-250
  • Luperco AST
  • Luperox A98
  • Luperox fl
  • Luzidol
  • MFCD00003071
  • MLS000028899
  • Mixture of dibenzoyl peroxide and calcium sulfate
  • Mixture of dibenzoyl peroxide and calcium sulphate
  • Mytolac
  • NA 2085 (DOT)
  • NCGC00159380-02
  • NCGC00159380-03
  • NCGC00159380-04
  • NCGC00159380-05
  • NSC 671
  • NSC 675
  • NSC-671
  • NSC-675
  • NSC-758205
  • NSC671
  • NSC675
  • NSC758205
  • Nayper B and bo
  • Nayper BO
  • Neobenz micro
  • Nericur
  • Norox bzp-250
  • Norox bzp-C-35
  • Novadeiox
  • Novadelox
  • Nyper B
  • Nyper BMT
  • OXY WASH
  • OXY-10
  • Oxy 5
  • Oxy-10 Cover
  • Oxy-5
  • Oxy-L
  • Oxylite
  • Pacnex
  • Panoxyl
  • Periygel
  • Perkadox 20S
  • Perossido di benzoile
  • Peroxide, Benzoyl
  • Peroxide, dibenzoyl
  • Peroxyde de benzoyle
  • Peroxyderm
  • Peroxydex
  • Peroxyl
  • Persa-Gel
  • Persadox
  • Pharmakon1600-01503004
  • Preoxydex
  • Presadox
  • Q411424
  • Quinolor compound
  • Resdan Akne
  • SBI-0206719.P001
  • SC10147
  • SMR000058568
  • SR-05000001817
  • SR-05000001817-1
  • Sanoxit
  • Silica hydrogel
  • Stri-dex B.P
  • Stri-dex B.P.
  • Superox
  • Superox 744
  • Superoxide, Benzoyl
  • Superoxide, Diphenylglyoxal
  • TRIAZ;Dibenzoyl peroxide
  • TWYNEO COMPONENT BENZOYL PEROXIDE
  • Theraderm
  • Thermaderm
  • Topex
  • Triaz
  • UN 2085 (DOT)
  • UN 2086
  • UN 2088
  • Vanoxide
  • W 75
  • W9WZN9A0GM
  • WLN: RVOOVR
  • Xerac
  • Xerac BP
  • Xerac BP 10
  • Xerac BP 5
  • benzenecarboperoxoic acid benzoyl ester
  • benzoic peroxyanhydride
  • benzoyl benzenecarboperoxoate
  • benzoyl-peroxide
  • benzoylperoxide
  • bezoyl peroxide
  • bis benzoylperoxide
  • component of Oxy-5
  • component of Vanoxide
  • di-benzoyl peroxide
  • di-benzoylperoxide
  • dibenzoy lperoxide
  • dibenzoyl peroxyde
  • dibenzoyl-peroxide
  • dibenzoylperoxide
  • pHisoAc BP
  • phenylcarbonyl benzenecarboperoxoate

Reference codes for other databases

There exist several different chemical codes commonly used in orded to identify molecules:
  • ZINC1016
  • CAS-94-36-0
  • UNII-W9WZN9A0GM
  • AKOS000120600
  • BRD-K59986511-001-02-3
  • DTXSID6024591
  • CHEMBL1200370
  • CHEBI:82405
  • Tox21_111619
  • Tox21_111619_1
  • EINECS 202-327-6
  • SCHEMBL63

Physico-Chemical properties

IUPAC namebenzoyl benzenecarboperoxoate
Molecular formulaC14H10O4
Molecular weight242.227
Melting point (ºC)
Boiling point (ºC)
Density (g/cm3)
Molar refractivity63.72
LogP2.6
Topological polar surface area52.6

LogP and topological polar surface area (TPSA) values were estimated using Open Babel software.

The n-octanol/water partition coeficient (Kow) data is applied in toxicology and drug research. Kow values are used, to guess the environmental fate of persistent organic pollutants. High partition coefficients values, tend to accumulate in the fatty tissue of organisms. Molecules with a log(Kow) (or LogP) greater than 5 are considered to bioaccumulate.

TPSA values are the sum of the surface area over all polar atoms or molecules, mainly oxygen and nitrogen, also including hydrogen atoms.

In medicinal chemistry, TPSA is used to assess the ability of a drug to permeabilise cells.

For molecules to penetrate the blood-brain barrier (and act on receptors in the central nervous system), TPSA values below 90 Å2 are required. Thus, molecules with a polar surface area greater than 140 Å2 tend to be poorly permeable to cell membranes.