From: Ben Ruekberg <bruekberg**At_Symbol_Here**CHM.URI.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Autoclave corroding and nickel toxicity
Date: January 31, 2012 7:21:58 AM EST
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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 now.)
Is it possible to simply clean off the corroded nickel?

From: DCHAS-L Discussion List=20 [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Arnette, Suzanne=20 (smp5m)
Sent: Monday, January 30, 2012 2:29 PM
To:=20 DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Autoclave corroding and=20 nickel toxicity

Good afternoon,


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 also sells.


I can’t find anything to back this claim up (besides=20 discussions re: teapots). 


I appreciate any and all comments/suggestions.


Thank you!


~Suzy Arnette

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