Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 22:43:41 -0500
Reply-To: "George D. McCallion" <medchem**At_Symbol_Here**COMCAST.NET>
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From: "George D. McCallion" <medchem**At_Symbol_Here**COMCAST.NET>
Subject: Re: Transferring Solvents
Comments: To: Tyler Rose
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There are several types that can fill your need. Thing is to make  
sure that the composite will work with the solvent in question. To  
this end, You may try the following links:;jsessionid=1549a3682b045b8/ 

type in 'siphon pump' on the left side search window (blue color).  
The polyethylene (PE) pumps work well for your transfer.

In fact, my facility has been (until recently) using the PE pumps.  
They are inexpensive and can last for several transfers. Just make  
sure You label each one for each solvent.


type in siphon pump here as well.

I have previously used Teflon siphon pumps, but these are quite  

Hope these help.


George D. McCallion
Chemist III
Johnson Matthey Pharmaceutical Materials
Chemical Process Research & Development
2003 Nolte Drive
West Deptford, NJ 08066-1742
Voice: 856.384.7255
Fax: 856.384.7186
E-Mail: mccalgd**At_Symbol_Here**
On Feb 26, 2009, at 2:34 PM, Tyler Rose wrote:

> I'm looking for a way to transfer solvents (i.e. dichloromethane,  
> hexane, etc.)
> from 19 L metals cans to smaller containers that minimizes spillage  
> and fumes.
> I've had trouble with leakage from hand pumps in the past, but  
> maybe certain
> brands are better than others?

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