Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2009 18:16:24 -0400
Reply-To: Carole Savoie <carole.savoie**At_Symbol_Here**POLYMTL.CA>
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From: Carole Savoie <carole.savoie**At_Symbol_Here**POLYMTL.CA>
Subject: Sodium Azide

Good day everyone,

One of our researcher suddenly wants to use sodium azide in a chemical reaction.=A0 I’m aware of the risks associated with that chemical, but never used it as a chemist.=A0 If you have any “Thing to do or not do” experience or knowledge to share with us, we are very interested in reading them.

I read in the MSDS that the evacuation equipment had to be explosion-proof.=A0 I can understand why, but is it the case in your institutions?

Thanking you in advance for your responses!



Carole Savoie, Ph.D. Chemistry

OHS Senior Consultant

Radiation Safety Officer

OHS Sector

=C9cole Polytechnique

C.P. 6079, succ. Centre-ville

Montr=E9al, Qu=E9bec

Canada, H3C 3A7

T=E9l: (514) 340-4711, poste 4547

Fax: (514) 340-4333



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