The curing reaction of diallyl orthophthalate(DAOP) resin, which was initiated by dicumyl peroxide(DCP), was studied by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy(FTIR). Differential scanning calorimetry(DSC) was used to determine the curing behavior and kinetic parameters of dicumyl peroxide (DCP) / diallyl orthophthalate (DAOP) system. The results clarified that the curing reaction of DAOP resin could be initiated by DCP at 150-180°C and the reaction heat diffused slowly in curing process. The gel-temperature, curing temperature and thermal treatment temperature of the DCP(3%)/DAOP system were 145.46°C, 166.03°C and 173.83°C. The apparent activation energy, frequency factor and reaction order were 130.200kJ/mol, 5.231×1010 and 0.9455, respectively.