From: Samuella Sigmann <sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] [External] [DCHAS-L] Nitric Acid Disposal
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 09:58:38 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
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I would suggest a vented cap on the waste bottle.

On 7/15/2021 9:33 AM, Patricia Leach wrote:


I had a question from one of the organic chemists here about how to store the waste from a nitration using nitric acid in a dichloromentane/acetic acid solvent. He says there are several examples of this nitration in the literature, but I am still wary. While the reaction is open to the atmosphere, I am worried about storing it until it can be disposed of. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Patricia Leach

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