Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 14:05:41 -0400
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From: Kristi Ohr <kohr**At_Symbol_Here**AMHERST.EDU>
Subject: Re: question

Hi Frank,
Nothing works quite as well as a base bath, but you could suggest Nochromix.

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Subject: [DCHAS-L] question

One of our labs had a base bath fire over the weekend.  A researcher forgot there was alcohol in the bath and tried to extinguish a match, used to light a propane torch, in the bath.  Besides the obvious problem of using matches instead of a striker and the questionable use of a propane torch to dry glassware for a moisture sensitive reaction, can anyone recommend an alternative to a base bath containing KOH solution, iso-propanol and ethanol?  


Frank R. Demer, MS, CIH, CSP

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University of Arizona

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