From: "Wilhelm, Monique" <mwilhelm**At_Symbol_Here**UMFLINT.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Safer heating devices
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2018 14:46:51 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
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Hi Tilak,


In our TEACHING labs, we generally use water baths and other aqueous solutions on hot plates in gen chem labs.  In orgo labs, we use custom made aluminum blocks from J-KEM.  They fit the sized round bottoms that we use and we cushion the bottom just a little bit with sand to avoid too snug of a fit.  These blocks are used on top of stirring hot plates.  There is ONE lab in our advanced synthesis course during which they are shown how to properly use an oil bath for heating.


Kind Regards,


Monique Wilhelm

Laboratory Manager

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

University of Michigan – Flint


From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU] On Behalf Of TILAK CHANDRA
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 2:34 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Safer heating devices


Hi All:


I am interested in knowing about the safer heating devices such as heating blocks, sand bath, oil bath etc. for the chemistry-teaching labs. Generally, what type of heating devices are used in your chemistry-teaching labs for the chemical reactions and other manipulations? Any feedback will be highly helpful.


Thank you very much for your help in advance.




Tilak Chandra, Ph.D.

Chemical Safety Specialist



Ph. 608-890-0255

       608-622-9761 (Cell)


“--our job in safety is to make the task happen, SAFELY; not to interfere with the work…” Neal Langerman


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