You may want to get clarification on what your EH&S office means by “destroy”. Dave’s suggestion would work if they’re concerned about it as a water-reactive material, but would end up generating a methacrylate ester which is just as polymerizable as the starting material. You should also seek guidance from them on whether what they’re asking for qualifies as benchtop treatment of hazardous waste, and the additional steps for you to take if it is.
Christopher M. Kolodziej, Ph.D.
Chemical Hygiene Officer
UCLA Environment, Health & Safety | Chemical Safety
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From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU> On Behalf Of Cristian Aviles Martin
Sent: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 8:16 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Method for Safe Decomposition of Methacroyl Chloride
Just started working in a new lab. While cleaning up and running inventory I came upon a bottle of Methacroyl Chloride that was certainly improperly stored. Bottle seems stable and is now stored properly, but my lab does not need the reagent and our EH&S is requesting we destroy the reagent before handing it over to them for proper disposal.
Debogy - Molecular
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