Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 15:31:26 -0800
Reply-To: "Larry D. McLouth" <LDMclouth**At_Symbol_Here**LBL.GOV>
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From: "Larry D. McLouth" <LDMclouth**At_Symbol_Here**LBL.GOV>
Subject: Acrolein aka Acrylaldehyde

For those of you familiar with acrolein......

The reading I've done on this material indicates that, in addition to 
its high toxicity and flammability, it can form  peroxides and can 
violently polymerize.

My question has to do with peroxide formation.  Are peroxides a concern 
because of the traditional shock sensitivity or is it because the 
presence of peroxides can initiate polymerization...or both?

Do you test acrolein for peroxides, and if so, at what frequency (3 
months, 12 months)? 

Do you have any special handling methods (e.g., ensuring material is 
"inhibited", using a closed system, or a glove box)?



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