From: "Chainani, Edward Torres" <echaina2**At_Symbol_Here**ILLINOIS.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Explosive synthesis scaleup question
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2021 02:37:20 +0000
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
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Dear Jack,

The following researchers specializing in energetic materials could provide advice and direct your researchers to the appropriate facilities for characterization of the compound:

Jimmie Oxley at the University of Rhode Island joxley**At_Symbol_Here**chm.uri.edu

Steven Son at Purdue sson**At_Symbol_Here**;

Dana Dlott at UIUC dlott**At_Symbol_Here** ;

Nick Glumac at UIUC glumac**At_Symbol_Here**


Edward Chainani, Ph.D.
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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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On Apr 27, 2021, at 12:24 PM, Jack Reidy <jreidy2**At_Symbol_Here**STANFORD.EDU> wrote:

Recently we had a researcher contact us with two questions: testing explosive properties of a novel compound, and scaling up from a 100 mg synthesis to (eventually, with intermediate steps) a 5 g synthesis. The compound in question is, as I mentioned, novel, but I believe the proper name would be iodomethyl diazirine. To our knowledge, we don't have anyone on campus with the equipment to do sensitivity tests or the like, so would anyone have guidance on finding appropriate facilities? Additionally, does anyone have experience with researchers doing syntheses with this sort of compound at this sort of scale? If so, what sort of facilities and equipment would you say are necessary to perform the synthesis safely? Additionally, do you know of any faculty whose labs work with diazirines in particular? Thank you!

Jack Reidy (he/him)
Research Safety Specialist, Assistant Chemical Hygiene Officer
Environmental Health & Safety
Stanford University
484 Oak Road, Stanford, CA, 94305
Tel: (650) 497-7614
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