[Histonet] RE: picric acid

Goins, Tresa TGoins <@t> mt.gov
Fri Feb 3 13:04:00 CST 2012

The picric acid around the cap would not be "1%".  The acetone is long gone.  Wipe the threads or pipette the reagent from the bottle.
Our chemical safety office informed us that friction from removing a cap can be enough to set it off.


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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Perry, Margaret
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2012 11:51 AM
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Subject: [Histonet] picric acid

I am curious how big an explosion there would be from 1% picric acid in acetone if a little dried around the cap.

Margaret Perry HT(ASCP)
Dept of Veterinary and  Biomedical services Box 2175 South Dakota State University Brookings SD 57007

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