From: "Wilhelm, Monique" <mwilhelm**At_Symbol_Here**UMFLINT.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Options to replace oil baths for heating
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 20:21:00 +0000
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Hi Debbie,


We use aluminum heating blocks on hot plates for all of our syntheses these days.  I had them custom made by J KEM to fit our round bottoms.  The up-front cost is a bit, but they are less than what I found for the coated ones.  You can have them made with a thermometer hole to fit a thermocouple in to better control the temp.


Good luck,

Monique Wilhelm

Laboratory Supervisor/Adjunct Lecturer/Chem Club Co-Advisor

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

University of Michigan-Flint

Flint, MI 48502





From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Debbie M. Decker
Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 11:51 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Options to replace oil baths for heating


Good morning:


I need to offer some options to replace oil (silicone or mineral) with a different material for heating baths.  I’m also looking at heating block options and have a number of suppliers to review – cost may be an issue here.


Ideas?   The Google has failed me this morning.




Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow

Safety Manager

Department of Chemistry

University of California, Davis

122 Chemistry

1 Shields Ave.

Davis, CA  95616





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that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,

can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."




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