From: "Strode, Kyle" <strode**At_Symbol_Here**CARROLL.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] two questions on flammable material refrigerators
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2013 17:21:07 +0000
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After a bunch of great replies on flammable refrigerators, I have two follow-up questions.


question 1: A colleague asked me to inquire what the general selection criteria are for deciding which chemicals should be stored in a fridge vs. on the unrefrigerated shelf (I suppose this isn't necessarily a safety question). For those that should be refrigerated, what spec should determine that it should be in a flammables refrigerator and not a regular one?  Is it a flash point cutoff or something else?


question 2: The NMR solvents under consideration are CDCl3, d6-DMSO and d4-methanol.  Should these even be in a fridge? Should these specific solvents be in a flammables fridge?


Thanks so much for all of the help!


Kyle Strode



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