Fire ? Re: skin contact with acrylamide

Peter pxpst2 at
Thu Jul 23 08:33:41 EST 1998

In article <B.T.-2307981147310001 at>, B.T. at om.mars.eille
(B. T.) wrote:

> In article <199807222256363 at>, pfhlai at LOOKSMART.COM
> ("Patrick F.H. Lai") wrote:
> > FYI, the original poster, Helene, did wash her arm with soap and 
> > water, as any sensible person would do.  She apparently posted her msg =
> > afterwards to ask if things would get worse.
> > 
> > How are you, Helene ?  Seen a doctor yet ?
> > Hope everything's alright.
> > 
> > TakeCare
> Yeah, and don't forget to stay well far away from any source of ammonium
> persulphate and TEMED!
Or even riboflavin, although not commonly used as an initiator to the
polymerization of acrylamide, it is quite effective.  And since the PH of
the body is not acidic, one can expect little inhibition by PH.

And just to be accurate, APS is all that is needed to intiate
polymerization, TEMED is simply an "accelerator.  Another less commonly
used accelerator is 3- dimethylamino-propionitrile(DMAPN)



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            watch out where the Huskies go"    FZ


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