RE: isopentane aka 2 methyl butane storage
|From:||"Featherstone, Annette" |
Why do you have to store gum mastic in an explosion proof frig?
From: Mary Reeves [mailto:REEVEML@shands.ufl.edu]
Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2003 11:57
To: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: isopentane aka 2 methyl butane storage
Along the same lines - Is anyone storing there 2.5% Gum Mastic in an
explosion proof refrigerator?
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>>> Gayle Callis 06/05/03 11:16AM >>>
This solvent must be stored in an EXPLOSION proof freezer as all flammable,
volatile solvents in a laboratory should be stored. To see what can
happen, read the last and excellent Histo Logic as to what happened at the
University of Arkansas when isopentane was put into a regular freezer!
KABOOM! with extremely expensive consequences. Mainly they are lucky no
one was killed when the lab went to the moon.
I believe you can access this publication via Sakura Finetek website, Vinny
might comment on this.
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Veterinary Molecular Biology - Marsh Lab
Montana State University - Bozeman
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