From: Joseph M. Crockett <jcrocket**At_Symbol_Here**BRIDGEWATER.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] 1980s 100% hydrogen peroxide explosion
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:53:36 +0000
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I was at Baker University from 1979 to 1985 in Kansas (about 10 miles south of KU. I never heard anything of such an explosion. It would have made our local paper.
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From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**princeton.edu> on behalf of Jyllian Kemsley <jyllian.kemsley**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2017 11:57 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] 1980s 100% hydrogen peroxide explosion
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."
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