From: Jyllian Kemsley <jyllian.kemsley**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] 1980s 100% hydrogen peroxide explosion
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:57:31 -0800
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Hi all,

Someone commenting on an In the Pipeline blog post mentioned a hydrogen peroxide explosion at an academic institution in the 1980s. I'm having trouble locating it in our archives. Does anyone remember any other details that could help me search?

"I recall a C&EN story from the early 1980s about a group at K (Kansas or Kentucky?) preparing a batch of 100% H2O2. It exploded during purification and blew off a corner of the building. I vaguely recall a picture of the lab walls completely blown out. I believe they (Kansas? Kentucky?) shut down their chemistry program after that incident before restoring it after a couple of years."

Thank you!

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