Despite cute internet nick names, nick el carbonyl (along with all other substances) can be handled safely.
Does the researcher / lab have experie nce handling highly toxic volatile liquids or gases?
Does the researcher have the proper equipment? This material should always be handled either in a glove box or a Schlenk line (http:/ /en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlenk_line);.
Is the Schlenk line in a well-function ing hood?
How will any vapors that come out of t
inert gas bubbler or vacuum trap or vacuum pump exhaust be destroyed? <
If the lab is experienced in air-sensi tive techniques and has the proper equipment setup, etc., this should not be a problem. If it is someone (usually an engineer or a physical chemist) who s aw this in the literature and is thinking ‘it can’t be that hard 8217; – forget it.
Professor of Chemistry (and former AsH 3 researcher)
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Subject: [DCHAS-L] Nickel Ca rbonyl
One of our researchers would like to use nickel carbonyl to purify
nickel. We call it liquid death. Does anyone have first hand
knowledge working with with this compound?
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