Disposal of resin embedding infiltration mix

From:Michelle McDonald

Disposal of resin embedding infiltration mix

Dear all,

We have been embedding a large number of bone specimens in resin lately and have had a few problems regarding the disposal of the infiltration mix containing Methylmethacrylate, perkadox and dibutyl phthalate. The solution polymerises after about two weeks and we are unsure of the best way to dispose of it. Should we  leave it at 4 degrees and let it polymerise slowly then throw it away as a solid? Or should we allow it to polymerise faster at room temp to get rid of it quicker? Or maybe try to dispose of it as a solution by adding acetone to dissolve it? We have referred to the MSDS's for the chemicals involved but they are'nt really of any help.

We appreciate anyones ideas on this issue.



Michelle McDonald
(B. Med Sc.)
Research Assistant
The Childrens Hospital at Westmead
Sydney NSW

This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and
intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they
are addressed. If you are not the intended recipient, please
delete it and notify the sender.

Views expressed in this message and any attachments are those
of the individual sender, and are not necessarily the views of the
Childrens Hospital at Westmead

This footnote also confirms that this email message has been
virus scanned and although no computer viruses were detected,
the Childrens Hospital at Westmead accepts no liability for any
consequential damage resulting from email containing computer

<< Previous Message | Next Message >>