From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Ethanol storage in: minus 80 freezer
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:45:22 -0500
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A colleague asked me to pass this question along to the list: Is it ok to storage ethanol in a -80 freezer? Details below...

- Ralph

Subject: RE: minus 80 storage

Tissue is stored in 95% Ethanol. Even at 95% a freezer -20 or -80 is well below the flashpoint (60F). Not sure if that matters or not. I am worried about OSHA and NFPA. I think OSHA 1910 has something to say about flammables in freezers.

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