Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2003 23:13:54 EDT
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From: Jim Kaufman <Labsafe**At_Symbol_Here**AOL.COM>
Subject: Re: safety and nomenclature
A graduate student made several unsuccessful attempts to perform a
bromination reaction.  Finally his professor took a closer look and discovered that he
was attempting to do it using the vermiculite that was above the bottle in the
metal shipping can which was labeled "bromine."

James A. Kaufman, Ph.D., Director
The Laboratory Safety Institute
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Safety in Science and Science Education

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