Aged Chemical Hazards

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  Aged Chemical Hazards

 

Chemical/Class Hazards Cause of Change New Hazards
       
Divinyl acetatea Flammable Explosive Reacts with air to form peroxides Explosive
       
Dioxaneb Flammable Health React with air to form peroxides Severe explosives
       
Hydrogen peroxidea Oxidizer Health Decomposed by heat and light
to hydrogen and oxygen
Flammable
       
Isopropyl ethera Flammable Health Reacts with air to form peroxides Severe explosive
       
Perchloric acida Corrosive Oxidizer Vapors condense on cool surfaces and react with organic materials to form shock-sensitive explosives (detonation could be caused by raising a hood door) Explosive
       
Potassium metala Pyrophoric Water-reactive when cut Reacts with air to form peroxides Explosive when cut
       
Sodium amidea Flammable Health Reacts with air to form peroxides Explosive
       
Vinylidene chloridea Extremely Flammable
 Health Reactive
Reacts with air to form peroxides;
peroxides initiate polymerization
Explosive
       
Aldehydesa,b Flammable Health Water contamination in product over
one year old produces alcohols and acids
Flammable Corrosive
       
Ethersab Flammable Reacts with air to form peroxides Explosive
       
Ethoxy compoundsa,b Flammable Various Reacts with air to form peroxides Explosive
       
Acetalb Flammable Health    
Acrylic acidb Health Reactive Combustible Reacts with air to form peroxides;
peroxides initiate polymerization
Explosive
       
Tetrafuoroethyleneb Health Reactive Reacts with air to form peroxides Explosive
       
Tetrahydrofuranb Flammable Health Reacts with air to form peroxides Explosive
       
Tetrahydronaphtaleneb  Combustible Reacts with air to form peroxides Explosive
       
Vinyl acetateb Flammable Health Reactive Reacts with air to form peroxides;
peroxides initiate polymerization
Explosive
       
Vinyl chlorideb Flammable Health Reacts with air to form peroxides;
peroxides initiate polymerization
Explosive
       
Vinyl ethersb Flammable Health Reactive Reacts with air to form peroxides;
peroxides initiate polymerization
Explosive
       
Vinyl ethersb Flammable Health Reactive Reacts with air to form peroxides;
peroxides initiate polymerization
Explosive
       
Vinyl pyridineb Health Reacts with air to form peroxides;
peroxides initiate polymerization
Explosive
       
aDiscard after 3 months      
bDiscard after 1 year