From: "Stuart, Ralph" <Ralph.Stuart**At_Symbol_Here**KEENE.EDU>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Triacetone triperoxide safety reference information
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2018 12:10:31 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
Message-ID: 9C162828-7BF5-4E81-B5A4-2DD9EBE56322**At_Symbol_Here**

I am preparing a chem safety presentation for new summer research students here at KSC for next week and would like to include a discussion of the incident described at
The chemical involved in the incident is triacetone triperoxide (TATP), which has a fairly high public profile as a explosive that is easy to make.

I figured that the first step in discussing the hazards of TATP is to look for a SDS to review from the usual web sources. However, I was surprised to not find an SDS or other GHS information for this chemical at PubChem, Sigma/Aldrich or through a random Google search. ChemIdPlus returned an entry from ToxNet that indicated that TATP is a "Very sensitive explosive" but no other information that would help to put this designation into context.

Does anyone have suggestions about how a chemist developing a risk assessment of a process that involves acetone and hydrogen peroxide would discover the potential hazards associated with TATP in their work?

Thanks for any suggestions on this.

- Ralph

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


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