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A limited number of additives have been tested for their effect on the thermal decomposition and explosion, and on the sensitivity to initiation by impact, of benzoyl peroxide. The additives tested were two known decomposition products of the peroxide as well as rust and salts of copper and iron. The principal effect of the additives is to reduce the induction period for decomposition and explosion. No major effects on the practical hazards of handling and storing the peroxide have been noted.