From: Samuella B Sigmann <sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here**APPSTATE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Looking for suggestions: I need help finding the name of a chemical
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:17:38 -0400
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How about brucine [Slightly soluble in ethyl ether and benzene]
or strychnine [8 hr Time Weighted Avg (TWA): 0.15 mg/cu m; One gram dissolves in 182 ml ethanol, 6.5 ml chloroform, 150 ml benzene, 250 ml methanol, 83 ml pyridine.]

On 9/25/2013 2:20 PM, Steve McLean wrote:

I need the collective wisdom of the group…


I’m trying to think of any chemical that is soluble in benzene and has NO significant hazardous characteristics other than toxicity (i.e., not flammable, corrosive, water-reactive, etc.).  However, the more toxic it is, the better…


I do not want the actual chemical – just the name.  I’m trying to create a hypothetical “what-if” scenario for an upcoming discussion about responding to chemical spills in a laboratory.


If you have any suggestions, please reply direct to stevemclean**At_Symbol_Here**





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