Strontium peroxide Chemical Properties
- Melting point:
- 215 °C
- 4.56 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
- Pale brown
- Water Solubility
- Insoluble in water and slowly decomposes in water.
- Moisture Sensitive
- CAS DataBase Reference
- 1314-18-7(CAS DataBase Reference)
- EPA Substance Registry System
- Strontium peroxide (Sr(O2)) (1314-18-7)
Strontium peroxide Usage And Synthesis
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.
Strontium peroxide is a lightcolored solid of good thermal stability. Commercial strontium peroxide contains about 85% SrO2 and 10% active oxygen.
white to off-white powder
Strontium 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.
The only substantial application for this compound is in pyrotechnics. Strontium peroxide produces a red color in flames.
Strontium 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.
Like 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
A white powder. Insoluble in water and slowly decomposed by water. Noncombustible, but accelerates the burning of combustible material.
Air & Water Reactions
Insoluble in water and slowly decomposed by water.
Strontium 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.
TOXIC; 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.
May 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.
A 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 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