From: Ralph B. Stuart <ralph.stuart**At_Symbol_Here**CORNELL.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Dichloromethane storage?
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:39:10 +0000
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A lab tech noticed a statement on a Dichloromethane bottle that said "store under an inert gas". He would like to know if this is a safety recommendation or designed to maintain the quality of the chemical by avoiding exposure to environmental gases. From what I can find, it appears to be the latter, but I thought I would ask DCHAS-L to see if anyone knows of a safety reason for this recommendation.

Thanks for any help with this.

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart CIH
Chemical Hygiene Officer
Department of Environmental Health and Safety
Cornell University


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