Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 15:24:22 -0400
Reply-To: Margaret Rakas <mrakas**At_Symbol_Here**EMAIL.SMITH.EDU>
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From: Margaret Rakas <mrakas**At_Symbol_Here**EMAIL.SMITH.EDU>
Subject: Risk Assessment/Lab Safety Plans-Work with Organoarsenic and
Organoselenium Compounds
Please excuse the cross-posting but I'm having trouble rooting through the 
numerous rat studies...

If you have researchers doing bench-scale research synthesizing organoarsen
ic and/or organoselenium compounds, I would really appreciate any 
literature citations that deal with toxicity, safe handling, spill 
cleanup, overall risk assessment and (last but not least) in-lab handling 
SOP's.  We're not talking about working with a 1-liter roundbottom, 
probably more on the order of generating 1-10 grams of final product.  

I'm reading through Promed, HSDB has a section on arsenic compounds that I 
am reading, but if there is someplace that has it all neatly wrapped up 
and tied with a bow--or even has some good sections on toxicity and safe 
handling--I would really appreciate the reference.

Many thanks,

Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
Smith College
Northampton, MA. 01063
p:  413-585-3877
f:   413-585-3786

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