Re: test: absolute alcohol vs 95%

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An alcohol hydrometer works.  You can purchase these from VWR or Fisher.

Rande Kline, HT (ASCP)
Technical Services
EM Science/BDH

a i d a n s c h u r r <> on 02/13/2000 05:49:14 PM

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Subject:  test: absolute alcohol vs 95%

Hi there all,

We store 20L at a time of AA, 95% and xylene within the lab in
xplosafe containers.  These are filled from 200L drums in our
dangerous goods store by the orderlies.  It appears as if they may
have interposed the 95% for AA and vice versa at last filling (milky
xylene when dehydrating).  Does anyone know of a quick,
conclusive test to tell which is which?

Thanks in advance,
Aidan Schurr, New Zealand.
a i d a n   c   s c h u r r
     mlso,  histology department
      hutt valley health
       lower hutt, new zealand

     ph.  ++64 4 5709173
     fax  ++64 4 5709214

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