[rescue] good spring cleaning
ajwdsp at cloud9.net
Tue Aug 5 08:40:03 CDT 2003
On Monday, August 4, 2003, at 09:00 PM, Sandwich Maker wrote:
> it might also contain benzene [eg. lab grade anhydrous], which is a
> liver toxin and carcinogen. it smells a whole lot better than
> isopropyl though.
As an organic chemist I do not agree....love isopropyl's smell... it
will always smell clean, sterile, and like REAL alcohol... ethanol just
smells like bland cherries and has no real "nose" to it.
Good smells in solvents:
Acetic Anhydride (don't huff this)
Xylene and Toluene (don't huff these either... but the residual smells
are kind of nice)
Hexanes (pet ether)
Ammonia (from a distance)
Phenol (from a distance)
Bad smells in solvents:
"any halogenated hydrocarbon agent like allyl bromide"
Chloroform (not that bad)
MTBE (not that bad)
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