Luperox® for Acrylic Polymers & Coatings Resins

Luperox® for acrylics includes a variety of solutions for solvent-borne or water-borne coating resins synthesis

Peroxide Benefits

As compared with traditional options like azo-initiators or persulfates, organic peroxides offer a range of benefits:

  • No sulfuric acid by-products generated
  • Increased monomer conversion, low residuals
  • Lower molecular weight, lower solution viscosity
  • Narrow molecular weight distribution
  • Higher solids content resin solutions, leading to reduction in volatile organic contents


Arkema filed the original patent on use of tertiary-amyl organic peroxides for coatings resins synthesis.  As compared with tertiary-butyl organic peroxides, t-amyl products are well suited to coatings resins synthesis for these reasons:

  • More polymer chains generated, with lower molecular weight
  • Radicals generated are more selective, reducing hydrogen abstraction (crosslinking)
  • Less long chain branching, better control over molecular weight and viscosity

Tert-amyl vs. tert-butyl peroxides for coatings resins

The lower energy ethyl radical generated by the decomposition of a tert-amyl organic peroxide is more selective than the methyl radical generated by a tert-butyl analog product. Selectivity leads to less branching (hydrogen abstraction) and results in resins with lower viscosity and lower molecular weight.

Luperox for Coatings Resins

Browse products and solutions:

Luperox® 554

tert-amyl peroxypivalate



Luperox® 575

tert-amyl peroctoate



Luperox® 26

tert-butyl peroctoate



Luperox® 531

1,1-di-(tert-amylperoxy) cyclohexane



Luperox® 331

1,1-di-(tert-butylperoxy) cyclohexane



Luperox® 270

tert-butylperoxy isononanoate



Luperox® 7

tert-butyl peroxyacetate



Luperox® P

tert-butyl peroxybenzoate



Luperox® 533

Ethyl-3,3-di-(tert-amylperoxy) butyrate



Luperox® DI

di-tert-butyl peroxide



Luperox® DTA

di-tert-amyl peroxide



Luperox® TBH

tert-butyl hydroperoxide



Find the right product for your application!

Contact the Luperox® salesperson in your region to learn more

North America

Jay Divyesh SHAH
Digital & Market Manager

Central America

Monserrat ALVAREZ
Sales Manager
Arkema Mexico SA de CV
Gustavo Baz 2160 - 3, La Loma, Tlalnepantla, Mexico 54070

South America

Business Unit Manager
Arkema Quimica LTDA
Avenida Ibirapuera 2033 4° Andar - Bairro Moema CEP 04029-901 SÃO PAULO (SP) BRASIL

Europe and Africa

Business Manager
420 rue d'Estienne d'Orves 92705 Colombes Cedex FRANCE


Sales Manager
Arkema Peroxides India Private Ltd
1st Floor, Balmer Lawrie House 628, Anna Salai, Teynampet, Chennai (Madras), India 600 018

Southeast Asia

Regional Manager
10 Science Park Rd #01-01A, The Alpha, Singapore Science Park II, Singapore 117684

Far East

Jonathan CHANG
Greater China Sales Director
Arkema Changshu Chemical Co Ltd
7F Block 1, Life Hub@Daning 1868 Gonghexin Rd. Shanghai 20072 CHINA

Middle East

Sales Manager
ARKEMA FRANCE, Middle East Office
Unit 2801 Indigo Icon Tower, Dubai UAE