Class 5 Dangerous Goods

Oxidizing Agents and Organic Peroxides Hazardous goods class 5 – Oxidizing agents and organic peroxides are defined by dangerous goods regulations as substances which may cause or contribute to combustion, generally by yielding oxygen as a result of a redox chemical reaction. Organic peroxides are substances which may be considered derivatives of hydrogen peroxide where one or both hydrogen atoms of the chemical structure have been replaced by organic radicals.
Sub-Divisions
5.1: Oxidizing substances5.2: Organic peroxides

Reason For Regulation
Oxidizers, although not necessarily combustible in themselves, can yield oxygen and in so doing cause or contribute to the combustion of other materials. Organic peroxides are thermally unstable and may exude heat whilst undergoing exothermic autocatalytic decomposition. Additionally, organic peroxides may be liable to explosive decomposition, burn rapidly, be sensitive to impact or friction, react dangerously with other substances or cause damage to eyes.
Commonly Transported Oxidizers; Organic Peroxides
Chemical oxygen generators
Ammonium nitrate fertilizers
Chlorates
Nitrates
Nitrites
Perchlorates
Permanganates
Persulphates
Aluminium nitrate
Ammonium dichromate
Ammonium nitrate
Ammonium persulphate
Calcium hypochlorite
Calcium nitrate
Calcium peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide
Magnesium peroxide
Lead nitrate
Lithium hypochlorite
Potassium chlorate
Potassium nitrate
Potassium chlorate
Potassium perchlorate
Potassium permanganate
Sodium nitrate
Sodium persulphate


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