Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 08:36:33 +1100
Reply-To: Paul Dover <Paul.Dover**At_Symbol_Here**PHARM.MONASH.EDU.AU>
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From: Paul Dover <Paul.Dover**At_Symbol_Here**PHARM.MONASH.EDU.AU>
Subject: Re: Hydrogenation Question
Comments: cc: Sarah Mueller

You may want to suggest to your client to look into getting an H cube:
We have just got one and our researchers love it, and I love it as they 
can do hydrogenations on the bench without a hydrogen cylinder!
I'll leave it to one of the professional chemists to answer, but when we 
where looking at using a Parr hydrogenator the concerns include size of 
lab and ventilation, and the main issue pointed to me was the fact that 
hydrogen/air mixture can be explosive.
Cheers, Paul

Paul Dover
Resources Manager
Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Action
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Monash University (Parkville Campus)
381 Royal Parade, Parkville
Victoria, 3052. Australia

Phone: +61 3 9903 9551
Fax:   +61 3 9903 9143

Email: Paul.Dover**At_Symbol_Here**


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List on behalf of Sarah Mueller
Sent: Sat 10/01/2009 01:56
To: Paul Dover
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Hydrogenation Question

Hello All,
Would anyone be able to provide some guidance on the main safety 
concerns when dealing with hydrogenations?  I am specifically looking 
into the proper storage of the tanks and if an explosion proof motor is 
necessary when used a fume hood? 
Thank you in advance for your time and help,

Sarah Mueller
Senior Consulting Safety Officer
Safety Partners, Inc.
(857) 204-6699 
Hands-on Workplace Safety

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