How toxic acetonitrile is?
pxpst2 at vms.cis.pitt.delet.edu
Tue Nov 11 10:56:56 EST 1997
In article <649sq8$il4$1 at news1.dacom.co.kr>, "JEON JUNG-WON"
<jwjeon at kgcc.co.kr> wrote:
> I'd like to use acetonitrile in RPC process to purify protein.
> If I use about 10liters acetonitrile in a week, do I need special facility
> to ventilite?
Not really, ACN is not terrible flammible and in HPLC methods it is
ussually diluted at least two fold with water.
> In case of in laminar flow condition like clean booth, do I wearing a
> special raspiratory equipment?
NO. You do not need resparitory equipment. ACN is really not toxic as
long as you DO NOT DRINK IT. It has a relatively high VP so it does not
go into the gas phase easily.
> and how about waste treatment..
Dispose of with other Organic Waste. Consult your local
eviornmental/chemistry guys for the specifics. Each institution has there
own way of adhereing to OHSA rules
> I need infomation
Any specific questions feel free to email me.
Peter pxpst2 at vms.cis.pitt.edu
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