Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 08:33:56 -0700
Reply-To: Cynthia Runkel <crunkel**At_Symbol_Here**EMAIL.ARIZONA.EDU>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: Cynthia Runkel <crunkel**At_Symbol_Here**EMAIL.ARIZONA.EDU>
Subject: Re: Pressure tube for organic synthesis
Comments: To: ILPI
In-Reply-To: <p06020403c4eebf5cd457**At_Symbol_Here**[]>

We had an incident last April with a glass vacuum tube as you 
described.  You can find the incident at the following link:

Cynthia A. Runkel-Grant
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Chemistry Preproom Manager
University of Arizona Chemistry Department
Koffler 315         520-621-9979

At 09:14 AM 9/11/2008 -0400, ILPI wrote:
>>Has anyone encountered accidents involving glass pressure tubes which
>>were commonly used for organic synthesis in research labs? One example
>>of this can be found from Ace glassware
>>We recently had an accident involving such a pressure tube which was
>>used for an organic reaction involving phenylmalemide, triphenylphospine
>>and para-formaldehyde in 3.4ml acetic acid, injuring 2 students who are
>>working in front of the fumehood. We are still investigating the
>>accident but initial assessment points to lack of hazard analysis as
>>well as other safety lapses.
>>Department of Chemistry
>>National University of Singapore

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