From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**list.uvm.edu] On Behalf Of Kathleen Fisher
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2010 1:36 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] chemical reductions/reactions
We are in the process of shipping out hazardous waste. We have three compounds:
1. Trinitroresourcinal --maybe 50 g in a plastic bottle
2. Dipic rylamine -- 25 g in a glass bottle
3. Trinitrofluorenone -- 5 g in a glass bottle and 10 g in a glass bottle< FONT face=Garamond>
All are well h ydrated, but our haz waste "picker-uppers" can not transport them as they are not licensed to ship DOT 1.1 materials . We have contacted USDOT to see if any special permits are issued for the chemicals in question that would allow re-classification to something other than Class 1 explosive.
Barring a DOT special permit or the expense of using a licensed explosive transporter, we would like to reduce these compounds chemically. To all you chemists out there, we are in need of protocols/procedures that allow us to reduce in order to reclassify them safely to an organic solvent or some other relatively benign compound. Can/would you help?
Reed College EHS