RE: Disposing of chemicals

From:Nick Bullough

Disposing of chemicals
Hi Carole,
The standard reference for chemical reactivity is: Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards ( available online at but you do have to register for the service). Also a very quick google search turned up: which may be of use ( have a look at chemlinks)

Nick Bullough BSc(Hons) AIBMS

-----Original Message-----
From: Carole Fields []
Sent: 19 June 2002 15:38
To: HistoNet (E-mail)
Subject: Disposing of chemicals


We are trying to collect all our dyes and special stain chemicals and hopefully combine some of the chemicals to be hauled away.  I know the people hauling the chemicals have the last word on what is mixed but...My question is,  does anyone have a list of chemicals you CAN mix?  I do not want us to blow up the lab from mixing the wrong chemicals but we do not have a large enough volume to separate everything.  You cannot mix ammonical silver with other silvers although I have seen it done.  It is potentially explosive.  I checked with NSH and they do not have the info.  Does anyone know if this type of list exists? 

Thank you,
Carole Fields
Lex Med.CTN
Lexington, SC

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