From: "Stuart, Ralph" <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**KEENE.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Grassroots lab safety examples?
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:33:08 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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> After scouring the literature, I later streamlined the synthesis to eliminate the need for isocyanates completely and we were able to use the corresponding alkyl and aryl amines to make our starting materials in a high yield one pot synthesis.

Thanks for your examples. This one reminds me of WestheimerČ??s Discovery:
Why spend a day in the library when you can learn the same thing by working in the laboratory for a month?

In my experience, there are a lot EHS situations this applies to as well...

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
Environmental Safety Manager
Keene State College
603 358-2859


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