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More details on the University of Minnesota explosion and response

Posted by Jyllian Kemsley, PhD | posted: Aug 1st, 2014

On June 17, an explosion in a chemistry lab at the University of Minnesota injured graduate student Walter Partlo. He was making trimethylsilyl azide, starting with 200 g of sodium azide. The incident originated in lack of hazard awareness, school representatives say, and the department response focuses on identifying hazardous processes and communication. To view the full article and comments, http://cenm.ag/mntmsazide.

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