There are few good articles about the peroxide safety written by Clark and Mason in JCHAS. You may find the information very helpful.
Those pesky peroxides: Journal of Chemical Health & Safety, May/June 2014.
Peroxides and peroxide forming compounds (By Donald E. Clark): Chemical Health & Safety, September/October 2001.
We’re in discussion with a research group who uses quite a number of materials flagged by our inventory system as being peroxide formers. Their claim is that certain of their materials will be unlikely to form peroxides because there are other chemicals mixed in with things life THF and ether (for example, methylmagnesium bromide in THF). My thought is that their logic is sound, but I wanted to push the question to a broader group to see if there is a consensus out there.
Karalyn (Karen) Humphrey, Ph.D
Laboratory Safety Program Manager
& Radiation Safety Officer
Department of Environmental, Health & Safety
Office: Draper 244.10
"… our job in safety is to make the task happen, SAFELY; not to interfere with the work…” Neal Langerman
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