[Histonet] Flammable and acid storage

Smith, Allen asmith <@t> mail.barry.edu
Sun Nov 4 11:31:04 CST 2007

Regardless of regulations, nitric, sulfuric, and perchloric acids should be
kept separate from organic compounds: they can form very dangerous reaction
products.  Hydrochloric acid is best kept with the other mineral acids;
although it can react nastily with nitric acid, it also reacts nastily with
formaldehyde.  For storage, formic and acetic acids should be treated as
organic compounds rather than acids: they can react violently with oxidizing
mineral acids; their organic reactions are gentler.  I like to keep my acids
in high-density polyethylene cabinets; hydrochloric and nitric acids tend to
rust out the metal ones, and a drop of sulfuric acid running down the side
of the bottle can make an unholy mess of a wooden cabinet.

Allen A. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Anatomy
Barry University School of Graduate Medical Sciences
    Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Miami Shores, Florida  33161

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somwhere,but I can't recall. did you look at the CAP regulations -it may be
there. We keep them
seperate and always have. Even the acids are seperate form the bases. They
can and will cross
react. Rusted a few hinges in a cabinet once.

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On Wed, 31 Oct 2007 1:34:20 pm CDT "Laurie Colbert" wrote:

Are there any regulations that say flammables and acids cannot be stored


Laurie Colbert

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