Neumann University - Chemical Hygiene Plan

 

Appendix VI

 

Chemical Storage Compatibility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemical Compatibility Guidelines

 

These guidelines are incomplete and apply only to chemicals(left column) in the Neumann University chemical inventory.

 

Chemical                                             Incompatible with

 

Acetic acid                                           Chromic acid, nitric acid, hydroxyl compounds,

                                                            ethylene glycol, perchloric acid, peroxides,

                                                            permanganates.

 

Acetone                                               Hydrogen peroxide, concentrated nitric and sulfuric acid mixtures

 

Alkali and alkaline earth                        Water, carbon tetrachloride, other chlorinated

metals (powdered aluminum,                 hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide, halogens

magnesium, calcium, lithium,

modium, potassium

 

Ammonium nitrate                                 Acids, powdered metals, flammable liquids,

                                                            chlorates, nitrites, sulfur, finely divided organic

                                                            combustible materials

 

Aniline                                                  Nitric acid, hydrogen peroxide

 

Arsenicals                                             Any reducing agent

 

Azides                                                  Acids

 

Chemical                                             Incompatible with

 

 

Bromine                                               Ammonia, acetylene, butadiene, butane

                                                            methane, propane, hydrogen, sodium carbide,

                                                            benzene, finely divided metals, turpentine

 

Calcium oxide                                       Water

 

Carbon, activated                                 Calcium hypochlorite, all oxidizing agents

 

Carbon tetrachloride                             Sodium

 

Chlorates                                              Ammonium salts, powdered metals, finely

                                                            divided organic or combustible materials

 

Chromic acid,                                       Acetic acid, naphthalene, camphor, glycerol

Chromium trioxide                                alcohol, flammable liquids

 

Copper                                                Acetylene, hydrogen peroxide

 

Flammable liquids                                 Ammonium nitrate, chromic acid, hydrogen

                                                            peroxide, nitric acid, sodium peroxide, halogens           

 

Hydrocarbons                                      Halogens, chromic oxide, sodium peroxide

 

Hydrogen peroxide                               Copper, chromium, iron, most metals and their

                                                            Salts, alcohols, acetone, organic materials, aniline, nitromethane, combustible materials

 

Hypochlorites                                       Acids, activated carbon

 

Iodine                                                   Acetylene, ammonia (aq. & anhyd.), hydrogen

 

Nitrates                                                Sulfuric acid

 

Nitric acid(conc.)                                  Acetic acid, aniline, chromic acid, hydrogen sulfide, flammable liquids and gases, copper, brass, heavy metals

 

Nitrites                                                 Acids

 

Oxalic acid                                           Silver, mercury

 

Potassium chlorate                                Sulfuric acid, other acids

 

Chemical                                             Incompatible with

 

Potassium perchlorate                           Sulfuric acid, other acids

 

Potassium permanganate                       Glycerol, ethylene glycol, benzaldehyde,

                                                            Sulfuric acid

 

Silver                                                    Acetylene, oxalic acid, tartaric acid, ammonium compounds, fulminic acid

 

Sodium nitrite                                       Ammonium nitrate and other ammonium salts

 

Sodium peroxide                                  Ethyl and methyl alcohols, glacial acetic acid, acetic anhydride, benzaldehyde, carbon disulfide,

                                                            glycerin, ethylene glycol, ethyl acetate, methyl acetate, furfural

 

Sulfides                                                Acids

 

Sulfuric acid                                          Potassium chlorate, potassium perchlorate, potassium permanganate