From: Ben Ruekberg <bruekberg**At_Symbol_Here**CHM.URI.EDU>
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Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Autoclave corroding and nickel toxicity
Date: January 31, 2012 7:21:58 AM EST
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
I don't know if this is applicable to your situation, but=20
there are volatile nickel compounds, such as nickel dimethylglyoxime. As I=20
recall from an analytical course I took long ago, one had to be careful drying=20
NiDMG because one risked loss to evaporation. (Of course, were nickel=20
tetracarbonyl forming there would have probably been fatalities by=20
Is it possible to simply clean off the corroded
I received a question this afternoon about an autoclave=20
chamber that has been deemed “decaying and hazardous.”
The individual was told that the nickel plating on the=20
chamber is corroding and that users are at risk of experiencing nickel=20
toxicity. The solution = buy a new autoclave, which the service person=20
I can’t find anything to back this claim up (besides=20
discussions re: teapots).
I appreciate any and all comments/suggestions.
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