From our recent experiences, you definitely want to use a fume hood, not a glove box. The odor threshold for the chemical is extremely low and the odor is pretty bad. The MSDS also states to wear respiratory protection, so I think using a fume hood is mandatory.
Laboratory Facilities Manager
Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science
Virginia Tech - 425 ICTAS Building - MC 0193
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 553-5511 Fax: (540) 231-0970
Hope the Summer is finding you well and somewhat rested(?). A question came from our sister school re: working with Ethane dithiol in a glove box. Any thought on this? Also what kind of decontamination procedures for glassware before disposing? We usually find glass only boxes full of smelly broken glass and our custodial group would refuse to remove them.
Again thank you so much for any thought you may have. Continue doing great work and enjoying the last of Summer.
Yung Morgan, MsPH
Industrial Hygiene Services
Environmental Health and Safety
117 Draper hall
UMASS,Amherst MA 01003
phone (413) 545-2682
Fax (413) 545-2600
email : pmorgan**At_Symbol_Here**ehs.umass.edu
IH motivation: saving the world, one fume hood at the time. YM
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