From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Storage for Acetic Anhydride
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2016 21:12:26 -0400
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Since it reacts with all those classes of materials, and since reactive materials shouldn't be stored in the same cabinet, it clearly should be stored alone.  Some of the cabinet people sell these wee one-gallon cabinets.  We use those in art departments for nitric on the same basis.  But we don't let them keep glacial acetic since they will be diluting it anyway.   Better to buy it diluted.

Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
181 Thompson St., #23
New York, NY 10012     212-777-0062


-----Original Message-----
From: Debbie M. Decker <dmdecker**At_Symbol_Here**UCDAVIS.EDU>
Sent: Thu, Apr 21, 2016 6:40 pm
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Storage for Acetic Anhydride

How would ya'll store acetic anhydride =E2=80" flammable, corrosive, toxic, water reactive, toxic, and incompatible with acids, bases, alcohols, amines.
We've all been way down the rabbit hole around here without good consensus.
Thanks for your input.,
Debbie M. Decker, CCHO, ACS Fellow
Immediate Past Chair, Division of Chemical Health and Safety
University of California, Davis
Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction
that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,
can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."

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