THF is a peroxide? Shouldn't that be a potential peroxide former. Joe C -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Li st Moderator Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 7:21 AM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: [DCHAS-L] Tulsa Lab Incident The correct headline would have been: Good News: Lab Non-Accident at TU... - Ralph http://krmg.com/localnews/2009/08/lab-accident-at-tu.html KRMG Local News Lab Accident at TU By Richard Dowdell **At_Symbol_Here** August 24, 2009 3:41 PM Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBacks (0) (Tulsa, Ok)--A flurry of excitement at the University of Tulsa Monday afternoon. The Tulsa Fire Department's Bill French explained what happened. At 2:30 the fire crews were dispatched to a reported explosion at Keplinger Hall at 441 South Gary at the University of Tulsa campus. Upon investigation fire fighters found that no explosion had actually occurred. There was no explosion, no gas release and no injuries. After speaking to the professor who found the chemicals, he explained that he found two chemicals in two separate beakers. The first chemical was tetrahydrofuran, a type of peroxide that will crystallize after a period of time and create a potentially volatile chemical reaction. The second chemical that was also found in the same size beaker was sodium metal which is flammable when it comes in contact with moisture. The fire department was called for precautionary reasons. The Tulsa Fire Department hazardous materials team and the Tulsa Police Department bomb squad were removing and disposing of the chemicals. The entire hall was evacuated.
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