ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences - Chemicals, Fire and Explosion Hazard

 

ABC of Safety in the Biological Sciences

 

 

CHEMICALS WHICH ARE A POTENTIAL FIRE OR EXPLOSION HAZARD9 20 29

This is not a complete list and is to be used as a guide only.
ammonium nitrate
ammonium perchlorate
calcium hydride
chromium nitrate
m-Dinitrobenzene
p-Dinitrobenzene
hydrazine
hydrazine hydrate
hydrogen peroxide
magnesium perchlorate
mercurous perchlorate
methyl chloroformate
o-Nitrotoluene
p-Nitrotoluene
picric acid
potassium metal
potassium nitrate
potassium perchlorate
sodium
sodium azide
sodium chlorate
sodium chlorite
sodium chromate
sodium dithionite
sodium ethoxide
sodium lead
sodium methoxide
sodium nitrate
sodium peroxide
urea compound with hydrogen peroxide

These chemicals should be stored in an isolated, remote store. Small amounts can be stored in the laboratory in an explosion proof cabinet. An example follows:

 

 

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