Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2008 09:53:14 -0700
Reply-To: "Latimer, Lee" <lee.latimer**At_Symbol_Here**ELAN.COM>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: "Latimer, Lee" <lee.latimer**At_Symbol_Here**ELAN.COM>
Subject: Re: Storage of Peroxide Formers
Comments: To: "Samuella B. Sigmann"
In-Reply-To: <47272F1E.5090304**At_Symbol_Here**>
Going through old emails, I came by this one which is pertinent to a
discussion going on here.

I would appreciate background on why storing peroxide formers cold is a
bad idea.

I would also appreciate hearing about policies at other institutions,
especially corporate, on storage and on timed disposal.  At a former
employer we had very stringent rules on ether and THF in particular.
What other solvents are in similar category besides di-isopropylether.

Thanks in advance.

Lee Latimer 

-----Original Message-----
From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of
Samuella B. Sigmann
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 6:18 AM
To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Storage of Peroxide Formers

The general storage protocol for diethyl ether, THF, etc. here in our 
department has always been in refrigerators for designed for 
flammables.  I am trying to educate the faculty about the hazards 
associated with the practice of refrigerating peroxide formers.  Any 
advice about what to say when confronted with, "...but I have always 
done this and never had a problem." 

Thanks in advance,


The Washington Post's Style Invitational asked readers to take any word 
from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one 
letter, and supply a new definition.

*Dopeler** effect*: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when 
they come at you rapidly.

Samuella B. Sigmann

Lecturer/Safety Committee Chair

A. R. Smith Department of Chemistry

Appalachian State University

525 Rivers Street

Boone, NC   28608

Phone: 828 262 2755

Fax: 828 262 6558

Email: sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here** 


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