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List of Incompatible Chemicals

 

CHEMICAL

TO BE KEPT OUT OF CONTACT WITH

Acetic acid

Chromic acid, Nitric acid, Hydroxyl compounds, ethylene, Glycol, Perchloric acid, Peroxides, Permanganates.

Acetylene

Chlorine, Bromine, Copper, Fluorine, Silver, Mercury

Metals (powdered aluminium, Magnesium, Sodium or Potassium)

Carbon Tetrachloride or other chlorinated

Hydrocarbons, Carbon dioxide and Halogens.

Ammonia

Mercury (in Manometers for instance) Chlorine, Iodine, Bromine, Hydrofluoric acid (G)

Ammonium Nitrate

Acids, Metal Powders, Flammable Liquids, Chlorates, Nitrates, Finely divided organic or combustible materials.

Aniline

Nitric acid, hydrogen peroxide

Bromine

Ammonia, Acetylene, Benzene, Finely divided metals

Chromic Acid

Acetic acid, Glycerin, Alcohol, Methanol, Flammable Liquids in general.

Hydrogen peroxide

Copper, Chromium, Iron, Most metals and their Salts, Alcohol’s, Acetone, Organic materials, Aniline, Flammable liquids, Combustile materials.

Iodine

Acetylene, Ammonia (Aqueous and Gas) Hydrogen

Mercury

Acetylene, Ammonia

Cons. Nitric acid

Acetic acid, Aniline, Chromic acid, flammable liquids and gases

Oxalic acid

Mercury

Perchloric acid

Acetic anhydride, alcohol, paper, wood.

Potassium permanganate

Glycerin, Ethylene Glycol, Benzaldehyde, Sulphuric acid

Sodium

Water, carbon tetrachloride, carbon dioxide

Sulphuric acid

Potassium permanganate and compounds of similar light metals such as sodium



Oxidizing

Substances which give rise to highly exothermic reactions in contact with other substances, particularly flammable substances.

 

Flammable

Extremely flammable liquids have a flash point less than 0C and a boiling point less than or equal to 35°C.

 

Harmful and irritant

Substances which present moderate risks to health by inhalation, ingestion or skin absorption, inhalation, ingestion or skin absorption.  Substances which are non-corrosive but are liable to cause inflammation through immediate prolonged or repeated contact with the skin or mucous membranes.

 

Explosive

Substances which may explode under the effect of flame or heat or which are more sensitive to shock of friction than dinitrobenzene. 

 

Toxic

Substances which present a serious risk of acute or chronic poisoning by inhalation ingestion or skin absorption.

 

Corrosive

Substances which destroy living tissue

 

Dangerous to the environment

Substance which, were they to enter into a environment, would present or might present an immediate or delayed danger for one or more components of the environment.


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