Date: Thu, 18 Feb 2010 13:17:51 -0600
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From: Keith Butler <KBUTLER**At_Symbol_Here**AOLLC.BIZ>
Subject: Re: urea nitrate, RDX, and PETN
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There is a helpful article in the current issue of the Journal of Chemical Health and Safety,( Nov/Dec 2009,vol 16, no. 6, page 24.  It was even highlighted on the cover with a photo. ) The article addressed many safety concerns for working with such compounds.  You may not need to go to the extreme measures described in the article but there are many simple measures that can be taken to improve the safety of the researchers and others in the vicinity.
I hope it helps,
Keith Butler
Chemistry Laboratory Supervisor, Milan
phone (731) 686-6172
fax (731) 686-6433
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>>> Perry Cooper <pcooper2**At_Symbol_Here**JHMI.EDU> ; 2/18/2010 12:42 PM >>>


Have any of you been involved in research lab safety protocols for people working with urea nitrate, RDX, and PETN? I have a researcher who wants to expand his TNT (milligram quantities) work so they can test analytical samples of urea nitrate, RDX, and PETN.

Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


Perry D. Cooper, MS, HEM, CCHO
Manager - HSE - JHU

The Johns Hopkins University
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