Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 16:50:21 -0400
Reply-To: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
Sender: DCHAS-L Discussion List <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU>
From: "Richardson, Nancy A (Faculty Biology/Chemistry)"

Subject: Picric Acid Synthesis

I was wondering what sort of safety procedures should be used when undergraduates synthesize picric acid.  Also, what one should do with the material after it is made?    As I remember the disposal cost is rather high and it is not something one wants to store long term especially if it likely to be forgotten about.  We have organic studen ts that want to do special projects and a few want the opportunity to make pic ric acid.

Thanks for any comments and help on this.

Nancy Richardson    

Previous post   |  Top of Page   |   Next post

The content of this page reflects the personal opinion(s) of the author(s) only, not the American Chemical Society, ILPI, Safety Emporium, or any other party. Use of any information on this page is at the reader's own risk. Unauthorized reproduction of these materials is prohibited. Send questions/comments about the archive to
The maintenance and hosting of the DCHAS-L archive is provided through the generous support of Safety Emporium.