Our biosafety officer is reviewing work that includes the use of a couple of forms of conjugated picric acid (TNP-AECM-FICOLL and TNP-Chicken Gamma Gobulin). The MSDS's are pretty skimpy, but include the advice to store it in a dessicated environment. This is counterintuitive to us and the MSDS's are vague enough about the material's reactivity ("Risk of explosion by mechanical impact: Not Available") that we'd like confirmation from people with more experience in the use of this material that picric acid's explosivity is not a concern in this application.
Does anyone on the list have more information about this concern?
Thanks for any help with this.
Ralph Stuart CIH
Laboratory Ventilation Specialist
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
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