From: "Wagoner, Jo" <jwagoner**At_Symbol_Here**BUTLER.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Plastic Container Safety Practices
Date: April 27, 2012 8:37:01 PM EDT
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Cole-Palmer has a cool chemical compatibility chart. I don't recall the URL offhand, but you can find it by going to the Resources page from the NAOSMM Safety web page.

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On Apr 27, 2012, at 5:07 PM, "Dan Blunk" <blunk**At_Symbol_Here**UCSC.EDU> wrote:

Hi Joe,

I would start with one of the many polymer chemical compatibility charts.

These charts rank numerous types of polymers as recommended or not recommended for use with an extensive list of chemicals.


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU]On Behalf Of Joseph Damiano
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2012 12:49 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Plastic Container Safety Practices


Hope you can help.  As I'm sure you know, plastic bottles commonly used as secondary containers in chemistry labs can degrade, and then leak or unexpectedly collapse releasing the contents.


Are you aware of a guideline addressing the safe use of plastic containers in chemistry labs in terms of chemical compatibility, service life, and how to evaluate condition?




Joe Damiano CIH CSP

URS / National Energy Technology Lab / DOE 

Pittsburgh, PA



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