Definition of Hydroperoxide

Hydroperoxides are such chemical compounds that contain a functional group known as hydroperoxide in their structures. These compounds are also known as peroxols. The functional group of peroxols is shown as ROOH. When the R group present in peroxols is organic, then the compounds are called to be organic hydroperoxides


.The organic hydroperoxides can initiate polymerization in materials that have double or triple bonds present in them. This explosive polymerization can be initiated voluntarily or involuntarily. The length of the bond between two oxygens of peroxols is approximately 1.45 angstrom. Many paints and varnishes have drying oil in them which function only due to the formation of hydroperoxides.

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