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31.11 What is Sarin nerve gas?.

Sarin is a nerve gas that was used in 1988 by Iraq against its Kurdish
population, and in 1995 by Japanese terrorists against Tokyo subway users.
Sarin and its companion nerve gases ( Tabun and Soman ) were discovered
in the late 1930s by Gerhard Schrader at I.G.Farben during research into
pesticides. The lethal dose for humans may be as low as 0.01mg/kg [18],
unless treated immediately. Sarin inhibits acetylcholinesterase, an enzyme
that breaks down acetylcholine. Acetylcholine carries signals between nerves
and muscles, and build-up causes over-stimulation of muscles ( including
the involuntary ones controlling eye, lungs, bowel ), which then go into
spasms. Treatment involves atropine ( shuts down the overstimulated nerves ),
or oxime drugs ( can prise Sarin off the enzyme ), and must be immediate.
More details and references can be found in the Merck Index.

There are many different methods of manufacture, but the Tokyo product
appears to have been prepared using a procedure involving phosphorus
trichloride and methyl iodide. The product was impure and diluted with
acetonitrile to improve volatility. To stockpile Sarin, the product has to
be pure ( 90-99% of the Iraqi Sarin degraded in < 2 years, whereas US Sarin
only degraded a few % over 30 years ). The standard US government procedure
( aka "di-di" ) starts with dimethyl methylphosphonate (DMMP), and ends
with a distillation to remove impurities [19].

O O O O CH3
|| thionyl || HF || isopropyl || /
CH3-P-OCH3 ------> CH3-P-Cl --> CH3-P-F ---------> CH3-P-O-CH
| chloride | | alcohol | \
OCH3 Cl F F CH3

DMPP Dichlor Difluor Sarin (GB)

31.12 What are Dioxins?.

"Dioxins" are a group of closely-related compounds which are known as
polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs). "dioxins" also commonly includes
polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs). All organic molecules that contain
chlorine are also members of the "organochlorine" family.

1 9 1 9
2/ \ _o_ / \8 2/ \ ___ / \8
| O |_o_| O | | O |_o_| O |
3\ / \ /7 3\ / \ /7
4 6 4 6

Dibenzo-p-dioxin Dibenzofuran

As dioxins are fat soluble, they will accumulate in fatty tissue. In general,
it is only the biologically active ( molecules containing the 2,3,7,8
substitution ) congeners that accumulate, with levels of the higher
homologues predominating [20]. It is important to remember that of all the
dioxins and furans, only those containing 4 to 8 chlorine atoms, _and_ with
chlorine atoms in the 2,3,7,8 positions are currently considered toxic.
The compounds only containing 0 to 3 chlorine atoms are currently not
considered toxic, however once all four of the 2,3,7,8 positions are filled,
the most toxic congener is created ( 2,3,7,8 TCDD = "dioxin" ). As additional
chlorines are added, the toxicity decreases, except that 2,3,4,7,8
pentachlorodibenzofuran is more toxic than 2,3,7,8 tetrachlorodibenzofuran.

There is evidence that suggests concentrations of dioxins and furans in
human adipose tissue are falling [21]. The analysis for dioxin can reliably
detect ppq ( parts per quadrillion = picograms/kilogram ) levels, but some
evidence suggests dioxins may still have toxic effects at such low levels.
The toxicity of dioxins is currently being carefully assessed by the US EPA
- who are due to present a comprehensive report in the next few months. The
draft of the report, and various reviews, have been available for public
comment and external peer review. A good discussion of current perceptions
is available in a special report published in the January 1995 Environmental
Science and Technology [22], where both sides of the debate are presented.

Dioxins can arise naturally from forest fires, but the major sources are
from incineration and the manufacture and use of organic chemicals. The most
well-known source is perhaps as an impurity in the defoliant Agent Orange
which was widely used in Vietnam. Agent Orange was a 50:50 mixture of the
n-butyl esters of the herbicides 2,4-D ( 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid ) and
2,4,5-T ( 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid ), and dioxin was present as
an impurity in the 2,4,5-T. Another well known incident was an industrial
accident at a 2,4,5-trichlorophenol manufacturing plant in Seveso, Italy
on 10 July 1976 which resulted in the release of 1-5 kg of dioxin.
Other dioxin sources involve combustion ( leaded gasoline, coal combustion,
metallurgical processes )[20].

As the various congeners have differing toxicity, dioxins are usually
reported using Toxic Equivalents systems. These assign to each congener a
toxicity factor relative to 2,3,7,8-TCDD, and these factors are used to
calculate the 2,3,7,8-TCDD Toxic Equivalent. The International Toxic
Equivalent Factor (I-TEF) system, proposed by the Challenges to Modern
Society Committee of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is widely used.

Food is the major source of dioxins for humans, and typical dietary intakes
in the US for a 65kg adult were estimated to be between 18-192 pgTEQ/day [23],
and UK intakes were estimated to be 125 pgTEQ/day [20]. The Regional Office
for Europe of the World Health Organisation suggests 10 pg/kg body weight/day
for 2,3,7,8-TCDD ( 600 pgTEQ/day for 60kg person ), as a Tolerable Daily
Intake, whereas the US-EPA suggests an intake of 0.006 pg/kg/day over a 70
year life will lead to one excess cancer in one million people.
Sources of Dioxins in the UK diet pgTEQ/day
Meat, meat products, poultry, and offals 38
Cow's milk 23
Fats and oils 19
Milk products 12
Fish 7.7
Eggs, cereal products, fruit, and vegetables 25.3

31.13 What is Red Mercury?.

Red mercury is supposed to be a very powerful explosive that is being made
in Russian nuclear reactors. According to one report, it is a cherry red and
semi-liquid compound of pure mercury and mercury antimony oxide that is
irradiated for up to 20 days in a nuclear reactor [24]. It is claimed that
when incorporated in a fusion bomb, it can yield sufficient chemical energy
to fuse tritium atoms. Experts are sceptical that such an energetic compound
could be sufficiently stable to be used as an explosive, and no compelling
evidence for the existence of red mercury has yet been produced.

31.14 How do I remove stains and deposits?

- Test any planned treatment on an unimportant part of the material first,
(spots and holes aren't currently fashionable ).
- Chemicals for removing stains are often toxic and corrosive, handle with
care, and follow any provided safety instructions.
- Often stains are a diverse mix of chemicals, and the best solution is
to solubilise as much as possible, remove insoluble material through
washing, and then carefully bleach. Chemists should not assume they can
perform this process better than housewives.
- Some stains are more easily removed by physical means - such as using
abrasives ( household cleaning pastes, steel wool, metal polishes, etc ),
or freezing solid and scraping ( chewing gum ).
- The fresher the stain, the easier to remove. Avoid using hot water or soap
on unknown stains, and use solvents (eg glycerine) to help keep the stain
fresh. In cases when the stain is known to be water-soluble (eg bird
droppings ), it is often preferable to allow the stain to dry and carefully
scrape most away, before additional treatment.
- When using solvents, apply around the outer edge of the stain and work
towards the centre to prevent a stain ring forming.
- Many stains result from pigments, and they are seldom soluble, so once the
other components are removed, use physical agitation to remove the
insoluble material.
- Sometimes a dried stain can be "freshened" by using more of the stain
before treating - but use this approach very cautiously.

There are books on stain removal [25,26,27], and many of the common recipes
are also often found in some home-care and cookery books. Home-care magazines
also have question and answer sections that frequently include advice on
how to remove specific stains. Very few chemical books cover chemical
cleaning and stain removal, and smart chemists avoid offering to remove
stains :-). Common stains are usually attacked with the household chemical
arsenal that may include:-
* Absorbents - Cornflour, French chalk, fuller's earth, starch, talcum powder.
* Acids - Inorganic = hydrochloric ( galvanising remover, concrete cleaner ).
- Organic = acetic ( white vinegar ), citric ( lemon juice ),
tartaric ( cream of tartar )
* Alkalis - Sodium hydroxide ( drain cleaner ), ammonia solution,
* Bleaches - Sodium hypochlorite solution ( household bleach ), calcium
hypochlorite ( bleaching powder ), hydrogen peroxide
* Drycleaning Fluids - 1,1,1-trichloroethane, perchloroethylene.
* Enzymes - Pepsin
* Petroleum Fractions - mineral turpentine, kerosine, gasoline, white spirits.
* Sodium carbonate ( washing soda ), sodium bicarbonate ( baking soda ),
sodium tetraborate ( borax ).
* Solvents - Acetone ( nail polish remover ), amyl acetate, methanol, ethanol
( methylated spirits ), glycerine, toluene, xylenes, iso propyl
alcohol.
* Terpenes - Eucalyptus oil, citrus oil, camphor

Specific Stain Strategies.

Ballpoint - methylated spirits, fullers earth, glycerine.
Blood - cold salty water, cornflour paste, or dilute bleach.
Copper deposits on sink or bathtub - ammonia (1 hr) then detergent.
Chewing Gum - freeze, or sponge with eucalyptus oil.
Chocolate - methylated spirits, or soak in 5% borax solution
Lipstick - glycerine, eucalyptus oil, dry-cleaning fluids.
Rust - oxalic acid, citric acid, tartaric acid
Tar - toluene, xylenes, eucalyptus oil.
Tea or Coffee - glycerine, warm borax solution
Wine - glycerine, borax solution, lemon juice

31.15 How do I remove rust?.

It depends on the sample and amount of rust. If the material is heavily
rusted, then physical techniques ( sand blasting ) may be appropriate.
Chemical techniques on steel usually involve phosphoric acid, and the
concentration depends whether the treatment can be washed off. An
excellent discussion is available in Product Finishing [28], along with
simple formulations. For removing light rust without subsequent removal
of the solution, 15% phosphoric acid + 4% n-butanol + <0.1% sulfuric acid
is used, but if the solution can be washed away, then a faster acting
33% phosphoric acid + 2% n-butanol mixture is preferred.

31.16 How do I remove silver tarnish?.

Several commercial silver polishes use a fine abrasive ( such as calcium
carbonate ) to physically remove the tarnish, and also include in their
formulation components ( such as benzotriazole ), that form complexes or
films that slow the reappearance of tarnish. There are also a variety of
chemical tarnish removers that contain sulfuric acid, sodium thiosulfate,
or hot sodium phosphate, a chemical formulary should contain recipes.

A very popular technique for removing tarnish ( silver sulfide ), involves
an electrochemical cell that utilises the electrochemical series. In an
electrochemical cell, oxidation occurs at one electrode, whilst reduction
occurs at the other. Electrical contact between the two metals provides the
pathway for electron migration to occur from the anode to the cathode, and
when immersed in an electrolyte, charge will be balanced by transfer of
the sulfide ions.

The standard electrode potential at 25C of Ag+ + e- -> Ag is +0.799V, and if
the other metal is anodic relative to silver, the silver in the sulfide at
the cathode will gain electrons and revert to metallic silver. The metal
at the anode will be oxidized by the removal of electrons. The sulfide ions
can travel to the anode via the electrolyte. The electrochemical series
indicates metals that will work, and some readily-available and cheap metals
are iron, zinc, aluminium and magnesium. The standard electrode potential at
25C of Al3+ + 3e- -> Al is -1.66V, and aluminium foil is cheap.

When aluminium is the anode, and water is the electrolyte, the aluminium
surface will eventually be coated with an insulating film of aluminium
sulfide - which will gradually decrease the cleaning speed. Adding sodium
bicarbonate ( baking soda ) or sodium carbonate ( washing soda ) to the
electrolyte will assist in the evolution of hydrogen as the silver is
converted, and the hydrogen will combine with the sulfide ions to produce
some hydrogen sulfide gas ( rotten eggs smell ). The aluminium at the anode
will be converted to aluminium oxide.

Aluminium oxidises on contact with air, forming an insulating layer of oxide
that is present on the surface of foil, disposable alumimium dishes, or
pots that are commonly used as the anode when cleaning silver at home.
Such a layer is brittle, and can micro-crack in hot water, and the higher
temperatures can also increase the redox reaction rate. Cleaning formulations
may include sodium chloride ( table salt ), boric acid, or borax. It should
be noted that the process is not converting the silver back to the original
hard, lustrous surface, but into a soft, white powder that can be removed by
rubbing. The sulfide has actually dislocated some silver atoms from the metal
surface, and the cleaning treatment will not relocate them, but it will
eliminate the unsightly, dark, tarnish.

A typical procedure is to line a pyrex glass dish with alumimium foil so the
bright side of the foil will contact the solution. Add one litre of water,
and heat until near boiling. Add one tablespoon of sodium chloride and one
tablespoon of sodium bicarbonate, and gently stir to dissolve. Ensure that
the silverware has been washed in warm dishwashing detergents, and well
rinsed in warm water, to remove dirt and grease. Carefully add the silverware
to the dish, ensuring that each item is in contact with the aluminium foil,
and leave until the tarnish has disapppeared. Because no protective film
has been provided, the tarnish may reappear rapidly.

31.17 How do I electroplate or anodise materials?.

There are several excellent books and journals on metal treatments in the
hobbies and metalworking sections of public libraries. For the serious
plater, the journals Surface Finishing and Product Finishing discuss all the
the chemical and electrical aspects - including disposal and destruction of
wastes. Their Annual Handbooks, along with the Canning Handbook of
Electroplating, have many recipes and details for the serious electroplater.
In any metal finishing process, the preparation of the substrate is of
great importance, and the recommended sequence of cleaning, pickling,
plating, and especially passivating should be carefully followed.
Failure to correctly passivate newly-deposited protective surfaces is the
main cause of the rapid formation of unsightly corrosion products.

31.18 How fast do solvents pass through human skin?

It obviously depends on the solvents, and traditional measurements have
been made using dead skin, but some recent work has provided a simple
comparison of individual solvents. It must be emphasised that mixtures of
solvents may have significantly different rates [29].

Permeability Constants in g/m2h
Solvent Average Standard Deviation
Dimethylsulfoxide 176 42
N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone 171 59
Dimethylacetimide 107 19
Dimethylformamide 98 1.1
Methyl ethyl ketone 53 29
Methylene chloride 24 8.4
Water [^3H radiolabeled] 14.8 0.1
Ethanol 11.3 0.5
Butyl acetate 1.6 0.1
gamma butyrolactone 1.1 0.1
Toluene 0.8 0.7
Propylene carbonate 0.7 0.4
Sulfolane 0.2

31.19 What is the pH of Coca-cola?.

Phosphoric acid is an approved food-grade acid that is added to Coca-cola
to provide some of the taste. When CO2 is added to "carbonate" aqueous
solutions, carbonic acid is formed. A tin of coca-cola was cooled in a
refrigerator to 7C and the pH of the sample measured over time. The pH
electrode was not temperature-compensated, so a correction was applied.

Time pH pH
(when opened) (corrected)
Initial 2.75 @ 7C 2.6
30 seconds 2.78 @ 7C 2.6
60 seconds 2.80 @ 7C 2.6
2 minutes 2.82 @ 7C 2.7
4 minutes 2.80 @ 7C 2.6

A sample was degassed in an ultrasonic bath for several minutes and the
pH measured, and compared to a control sample maintained at the same
temperature and time profile.
pH
Degassed pH 2.52 @ 21c
RT sample 2.50 @ 20C

So the conclusion is that the pH of Coca-Cola is approximately 2.5 - 2.7.
Not surprisingly, the relatively weak carbonic acid from the dissolved CO2
did not significantly affect the pH of the beverage. The aluminium beverage
containers are lined with a thin polymer or lacquer coating to prevent the
aluminium metal dissolving into the beverage.

Note that the differing flotation characteristics of cans of the normal
versions of carbonated beverages like Coca-Cola ( they may sink ), and
the diet versions ( they may float ), has nothing to do with the amount
of CO2 present. It is due to the increase in solution density from the
few percent of sugar added to the normal version, while the diet version
has only a few hundred ppm of an artificial sweetener that is much sweeter
than sugar.

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Subject: 32. References

Note: "Refer 6.1" = Section 6, Reference 1.

Section 6:

[1] Beilstein's Handbuch der Organischen Chemie - 4th edition
F.K.Beilstein
(edited by P.Jacobson, B.Prager, F.Richter, H.G.Boit et al)
Springer (1918-)

[2] Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards - 6th edition
L.Bretherick, ( edited by P.G.Urben )
Butterworth-Heinemann ( December 1999 ) ISBN 075063605X

[3] Chemical Abstracts Service
CAS Internet E-mail: [Only registered users see links. ]
2540 Olentangy River Rd Customer Service Telephone: 800-753-4227
PO Box 3012 or 614-447-3600 or (614) 447-3731
Columbus, OH 43210 Telefax: 614-447-3751
Fax: (614) 447-3751
[Only registered users see links. ]

[4] Advanced Inorganic Chemistry - 6th edition
F.A.Cotton, G.Wilkinson, C.A.Murillo, M.Bochmann
John Wiley & Sons (April 1999) ISBN 0471199575

[5] Reagents for Organic Synthesis.
L.F.Fieser, M.Fieser.
Wiley (1980-) ISSN 0271-6747(v1-7) ISSN 0271-616X(v8-)

[6] Gardner's Chemical Synonyms and Trade Names - 11th edition
George W. A. Milne (Editor)
Ashgate Publishing Company (July 1999) ISBN 0566081903

[7] Gmelin's Handbuch der Anorganischen Chemie
E.Pietsch et al (editors)
Verlag Chemie (1926-)

[8] The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics - 9th edition
L.S.Goodman, A.G.Gilman, L.E.Limbird, P.B.Milinoff. (editors)
McGraw Hill (1996) ISBN 00702-62667

[9] Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary - 13th edition
R.J.Lewis (editor)
John Wiley & Sons (December 1997) ISBN 0471292052 ;
CD-ROM Van Nostrand Reinhold (March 1998) ISBN 0471291919

[10] Dictionary of Organic Compounds ( formerly Heilbron ) - 6th edition
J.Buckingham, F.MacDonald (editors)
Chapman & Hall (December 1995) ISBN 0412540908

[11] Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology - 4th edition.
Editor. M.Howe-Grant.
Wiley. ISBN 0-471-52681-9 (1993-) 25 volumes, approx. US$320/vol.
- available on CD-ROM.

[12] Lange's Handbook of Chemistry - 15th edition
J.A.Dean (editor)
McGraw-Hill (October 1998) ISBN 0070163847

[13] Martindale : The complete drug reference - 32nd edition
K.Parfitt (editor)
Pharmaceutical Press (April 1999) ISBN 085369429X

[14] Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design
J.J.McKetta
Marcel Dekker (1990-) ISBN 0-8247-2497-6

[15] A Comprehensive Treatise on Inorganic and Theoretical Chemistry
J.W.Mellor
Longman (1922-1967)

[16] Merck Index - 12th edition
S.Budavari et al. (editors)
Chapman and Hall (1996) ISBN 0-911910-12-3
- available on CD-ROM for approximately three times the hardcopy price,
check out the Merck WWW site for details.

[17] Chemical Engineers' Handbook - 7th edition
R.H.Perry and D.W.Green (editors)
McGraw-Hill (1997) ISBN 0-07-049841-5
CD-ROM Version McGraw-Hill (January 1999) ISBN 0071344128

[18] Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Cincinnati, Ohio 45226.

[19] CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics 1999-2000 - 80th edition
D.R.Lide (editor)
CRC Press (June 1999) ISBN 0849304806

[20] Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials - 10th edition
N.I.Sax ( edited by R.J.Lewis Sr. )
John Wiley & Sons (November 1999) ISBN 0471354066
CD-Rom edition John Wiley & Sons (November 1999) ISBN 0471378607
Book & CD-Rom edition John Wiley & Sons (November 1999) ISBN 0471378585

[21] Shreve's Chemical Process Industries - 5th edition
R.N.Shreve and G.T.Austin
McGraw Hill (1984) ISBN 0-07-057147-3

[22] Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry - 6th edition.
Editors, J.E.Bailey, J.Brinder, M.Bohnet
VCH. Book & CD-Rom edition (July 1999) ISBN 3527201637

[23] Vogel's Textbook of Quantitative Chemical Analysis - 5th edition
A.I.Vogel
(previously Vogel's Textbook of Quantitative Inorganic Analysis )
5th Ed. (revised by G.H.Jeffery et al) Longman (1989) ISBN 0-470-21517-8
4th Ed. (revised by J.Bassett et al.) Longman (1978) ISBN 0-582-46321-1
3rd Ed. Longman (1962) ISBN 0-582-44247-8
(Note - I personally prefer the 3rd edition which was the last written
by A.I.Vogel, he provided more alternatives for each analysis,
especially for titrations )

[24] Vogel's Qualitative Inorganic Analysis - 7th edition
A.I.Vogel
( previously Macro and Semi-micro Qualitative Inorganic Analysis )
7th Ed. ( revised by G.Svehla ) Longmans (1996) ISBN 058-221866-7
4th Ed. Longmans (1954) SBN 582 44246 X
( Note - I've never seen the 7th edition - I'm very happy with the 4th
edition, which was the last by A.I.Vogel )

[25] Vogel's Textbook of Practical Organic Chemistry - 5th edition
A.I.Vogel
5th Ed. (revised by A.R.Tatchell et al) Wiley (1989) ISBN 0582-46236-3
4th Ed. (revised by B.S.Furniss et al) Longman (1978) ISBN 0582-44250-8
3rd Ed. Longmans (1956)
( Note - the 3rd edition was the last by A.I.Vogel, but the 4th has the
advantage of discussing of modern techniques. I have not seen the 5th.)

[26] Vogel's Elementary Practical Organic Chemistry - 3rd edition
A.I.Vogel. ( revised by B.V.Smith and N.M.Waldron )
Longman (1980) ISBN 0-582-47009-99v10

Section 7:

[1] Refer 6.3

[2] Dialog
Knight-Ridder Information, Inc.
www [Only registered users see links. ]
email [Only registered users see links. ]
phone 800-334-2564, or 415-254-7000
fax 415-254-7070

[3] Information Sources for Organic Chemistry, 1-3.
A.S.Somerville
J.Chem.Ed v.68 p.553-561 (1991)
J.Chem.Ed v.68 p.842-853 (1991)
J.Chem.Ed v.69 p.379-386 (1992)

[4] Searching the Beilstein Database Online: A comparison of systems.
R.E.Buntrock, M.A.Palma
Database, December 1990. p.19-34

[5] A Wealth of Information Online
M.J.Mazzella
Chemical Engineering. June 1989 p.112-127

Section 9:

[1] What Every Engineer Should Know About Patents - 2nd edition
W.G.Konold, B.Tittel, D.F.Frei, D.S.Stallard
Marcel Dekker (1989) ISBN 0-8247-8010-8

[2] Chem Sources : International ( biennial edition )
Chemical Sources International, Inc.
P.O. Box 1824 Clemson, SC 29633
Phone: 864-646-7840 Fax: 864-646-9938
E-mail: [Only registered users see links. ] [Only registered users see links. ]

[3] Chem Sources : USA ( annual edition )
Chemical Sources International, Inc.
P.O. Box 1824 Clemson, SC 29633
Phone: 864-646-7840 Fax: 864-646-9938
E-mail: [Only registered users see links. ] [Only registered users see links. ]

[4] OPD Chemical Buyers Directory - 82nd edition
( issued as part of subscription to Chemical Marketing Reporter)
Scnell Publishing (1995) ISBN 1-878800-04-3


[5] The Aldrich Catalog/Handbook ( annual edition )
Aldrich Chemical Company
P.O.Box 355
Milwaukee. Wl 53201
Orders: Mail PO Box 2060, Milwaukee Wl 53201 USA.
Phone. 414-273-3850
Fax. 414-273-4979
Customer Service: Phone 414-273-3850

[6] J.T.Baker Inc.
222 Red School Lane
Phillipsburg. NJ 08865
Phone 800-582-2537
Fax. 908-859-9318

[7] Refer 6.19

[8] Refer 6.16

[9] Refer 6.12

[10] Refer 6.9

[11] Tables of Physical and Chemical Constants - 16th edition
G.W.C Kaye and T.H.Laby ( now by a panel of editors )
Longman (1995) ISBN 0-582-226295

[12] Chemical Technicians' Ready Reference Handbook - 4th edition
G.J.Shugar, J.T.Ballinger, and L.M.Dawkins
McGraw Hill (1996) ISBN 0-07-057186-4

[13] Matheson Gas Data Book - 6th edition
W.Braker and A.L.Mossman
Matheson Gas Products (1980) ISBN 999-267037-1

[14] McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology - 4th edition
S.P.Parker, J.Weil, S.R.Felsenfeld (editors)
McGraw-Hill (January 1998) ISBN: 0070526591

[15] Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia - 8th edition
D.Considine ( editor )
Van Nostrand Reinhold (1994) ISBN 0-442-01864-9
CD-Rom John Wiley & Sons (January 1999) ISBN 0471293237

[16] McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Chemistry
S.P.Parker
McGraw-Hill (1993) ISBN 0-07-045455-8

[17] McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology - 8th edition
S.P.Parker
McGraw-Hill (January 1997) ISBN 0079115047
McGraw-Hill Concise Encyclopedia of Science and Technology - 3rd edition
S.P.Parker
McGraw-Hill (June 1994) ISBN 0070455600

[18] Refer 6.11

[19] Refer 6.22

[20] Refer 6.1

[21] Refer 6.7

[22] Refer 6.10

[23] Refer 6.14

[24] Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Engineering - 2nd edition
H.F.Mark et al (editors)
John Wiley (1985-1990) ISBN 0-471-89540-7(v1)
Concise Polymeric Materials Encyclopedia
J.C.Salamone
CRC Press (September 1998) ISBN 084932226X

[25] Thorpe's Dictionary of Applied Chemistry - 4th edition
I.Heilbron et al (editors)
Longmans (1954)

[26] High Vacuum Techniques for Chemical Synthesis and Measurements.
P.H.Plesch
Cambridge University Press (1989) ISBN 0-521-25756-5

[27] High Vacuum Technique: Theory, Practice and Properties of Materials
- 4th Edition
J.Yarwood
Chapman and Hall (1967) ISBN 0-412-21190-4

[28] Swagelok Tube Fitting and Installation Manual
F.J.Callahan
Markad Service Co. (1985)

[29] Thermocouples: Theory and Properties
D.D.Pollock
CRC Press (1991) ISBN 0-8493-4243-0

[30] Merck KGaA
D-64271 Darmstadt
Germany
Phone ++496151/72-0
Fax ++496151/72-2000

[31] Rhone-Poulenc Prolabo Division
12 Rue Pelee
75011 Paris
France

[32] Sigma Chemical Company
P.O.Box 14508
St.Louis, MO.
USA 63178-9916

[33] Janssen Chimica Division
Janssen Pharmaceuticalaan 3
2440 Geel
Belgium

[34] Lancaster Synthesis Ltd
Eastgate, White Lund
Morecombe, Lancashire LA3 3DY
United Kingdom.

[35] Standard Infrared Spectra
Sadtler Research Laboratories

[36] The Aldrich Library of Infrared Spectra - 3rd edition
C.J.Pouchert
Aldrich Chemical (1981) ISBN 0-941633-07-1

[37] The Aldrich Library of FT-IR Spectra -2nd edition
C.J.Pouchert
Aldrich Chemical (1985-) ISBN 0-941633-20-9(v1&2), 0-941633-19-5(v3)

[38] Standard NMR Spectra
Sadtler Research Laboratories

[39] The Aldrich Library of C13 and H1 FT-NMR Spectra
C.J.Pouchert and J.Behnke
Aldrich Chemical (1992) ISBN 0-941633-34-9

[40] The Aldrich Library of NMR Spectra - 2nd edition
C.J.Pouchert
Aldrich Chemical (1983) ISBN 0-941633-08-X

[41] NIST/EPA/NIH Mass Spectral Data Base
S.R.Heller and G.W.A.Milne
US Govt. Printing Office (1978) NSRDS-NBS 63
CD-ROM ( MS-Windows - Aldrich Z25,737-0 US$1320 )
## [Only registered users see links. ]

[42] Wiley/NBS Registry of Mass Spectral Data
F.W.Lafferty and D.B.Stanffer ( editors )
John Wiley (1988)

[43] Industrial Chemical Thesaurus - 2nd edition
M.B. Ash, I.A. Ash
John Wiley & Sons (January 1997) ISBN 047118893X

[44] Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemical Additives
M.Ash and I.Ash
Chemical Publishing Co. (1987) ISBN 0-8206-0320-1

[45] Chemical Tradename Dictionary
M.Ash and I.Ash
VCH (1993) ISBN 1-569081-625-2

[46] The Chemical Formulary
( 35 volume series that is still growing )
Chemical Publishing Company (1933-) ISBN 0820603635 (1999 vol)
Cumulative Index - Volumes 1-34
Chemical Publishing Company (March 1999) ISBN: 0820603554

[47] The History of Chemistry
J.Hudson
Routledge Chapman and Hall (1992) ISBN 0-412-03641-X

[48] Chemistry of the Elements - 2nd edition
N.N.Greenwood and A.Earnshaw
Butterworth Heineman (1997) ISBN 0-08-0379419

[49] The Elements - 3rd edition
J.Emsley
Oxford University Press (1997) ISBN 0-19-855959-3

[50] Discovery of the Elements - 7th edition
M.E.Weeks ( revised by H.M.Leicester )
Journal of Chemical Education (1968) ISBN 0-317-09341-X

[51] The Chemical Bond: Structure and Dynamics
A.Zewail (Ed)
Academic Press (1992) ISBN 0-12-779620-7

[52] Chemistry in the Next Century
Thomas Midgley, Jr.
Ind.Eng.Chem. v.27 n.5 p.494-498 (1935)

[53] Midgley: Saint or Serpent?.
G.B.Kauffman.
Chemtech, December 1989. p.717-725.

Section 10:

[1] Sigma-Aldrich CD-ROM of 70,000+ MSDS
Aldrich Catalogue Z17,500-5
Annual Subscription US$1650

[2] Fire Protection Guide to Hazardous Materials - 12th edition
National Fire Protection Assiciation (November 1997) ISBN 0877654271

[3] The Sigma-Aldrich Library of Chemical Safety Data - 2nd edition
R.E.Lenga (editor)
Sigma-Aldrich (1988) ISBN 0-941633-16-0

[4] CRC Handbook of Laboratory Safety - 4th edition.
A.K.Furr (editor)
CRC Press (1995) ISBN 08493-2518-8

[5] Hazards in the Chemical Laboratory - 5th edition
S.G.Luxon (editor)
Royal Society of Chemistry (1992) ISBN 0-85186-229-2

[6] Refer 6.2

[7] The Sigma-Aldrich Library of Regulatory and Safety Data
R.E.Lenga and K.L.Votoupal (editors)
Sigma-Aldrich (1992) ISBN 0-941633-35-7

[8] Threshold Limit Values and Biological Exposure Indices - 1990/91 edition
- issued annually, and latest edition should be obtained and used.
TLV-BEI (1990) ISBN 0-936712-86-4
ACGIH ( 6500 Glenway Ave., Bldg.D-7., Cincinnati, OH 45211-4438 )

[9] Guide to Occupational Exposure Values - 1990-1991
- issued annually, and latest edition should be obtained and used.
Guide to Occupational Exposure Values (1990) ISBN 0-936712-87-2
ACGIH ( 6500 Glenway Ave., Bldg.D-7., Cincinnati, OH 45211-4438 )

[10] Encyclopedia of Occupational Health and Safety - 3rd edition
L.Parmeggiani
International Labour Office - Geneva (1989) ISBN 92-2-103289-2

[11] Refer 9.17

[12] Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations
- 2nd edition
L.J.Diberardinis et al.
John Wiley & Sons (1993) ISBN 0-471-55463-4

[13] Laboratory Health and Safety Handbook - 2nd edition
R.S.Stricoff and D.B.Walters
John Wiley & Sons (1995) ISBN 0-471-02628-X

[14] Contact Lenses and Chemicals: An Update
E.B.Segal
Chemical Health and Safety. January/February 1995 p.16-21.

[15] Contact Lens Emergencies
A.P.Cullen
Chemical Health and Safety. January/February 1995 p.22-24.

[16] Contact Lenses and Chemicals: Update 1997
E.B.Segal
Chemical Health and Safety. May/June 1997 p.33-37

[17] Contact lenses in industry: The ongoing discussion.
B.R.Blais
Chemical Health and Safety. July/August 1997 p.22-26

Section 11:

[1] Refer 9.36

[2] Refer 9.37

[3] Refer 9.40

[4] Refer 9.39

[5] Refer 9.41

[6] Fiveash Data Management, Inc. Reference Spectra Databases,
P. O. Box 400 Books, and Chemical Information
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 USA

[7] Refer 9.24

[8] Spot Tests in Organic Analysis - 7th edition
F. Fiegl
Elsevier (June 1966) ISBN 0444402098

[9] Spot Tests in Inorganic Analysis - 6th edition
F.Feigl and V.Anger ( translated by R.E.Oesper )
Elsevier (1972) ISBN 0-444-409297

[10] Refer 6.24

[11] Refer 6.23

[12] Refer 6.25

[13] Treatise on Analytical Chemistry - 2nd edition
I.M.Kolthoff and P.J.Elving
Wiley Interscience (1978) ISBN 0-471-80648-X (p1.v14.)

[14] Techniques of Chemistry series
A.Weissberger
( Previously known as Techniques of Organic Chemistry and Techniques of
Inorganic Chemistry )
Wiley Interscience (1970-)

[15] Instrumental Methods of Analysis - 7th edition
H.H.Willard, L.L.Merritt, J.A.Dean, F.A.Settle, (editors).
Wadsworth Publishing (February 1988) ISBN 0534081428

[16] Analytical Instrumentation Handbook
G.W.Ewing (editor)
Marcel Dekker (1990) ISBN 0-8247-8184-8

[17] 'Analar' Standards for Laboratory Chemicals - 8th edition
D.J.Bucknell
BDH Chemicals/Whitefriars Press (1984) ISBN 0-9500439-4-X

[18] Reagent Chemicals - 9th edition
American Chemical Society (September 1999) ISBN 0841236712

[19] Refer 6.13

[20] Official Methods of Analysis - 16th edition
P.A.Cunniff (editor)
Association of Official Analytical Chemists (1995) ISBN 0-935584-54-4

[21] Compilation of EPA Sampling and Analysis Methods
L.H.Keith (editor)
Lewis Publishers Boca Raton (1991)

[22] EPA Sampling and Analysis Methods Database
- available on computer disk ( Aldrich Cat. Z23,084-7 US$257.95 )

[23] Chromatography in Petroleum Analysis
K.H.Altgelt and T.H.Gouw (editors)
Marcel Dekker (1979) ISBN 0-8247-6790-X

[24] The Analysis of Gases by Chromatography
C.J.Cowper and A.J.DeRose
Pergamon Press (1983) ISBN 0-08-024027-5

[25] Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater
- 20th Edition ( APHA,AWWA, and AWPF joint methods )
A.E.Greenberg, A.D.Eaton, L.S.Cleseri
American Public Health Assn. (January 1999) ISBN 0875532357
Book & CD-Rom edition (March 1999) ISBN 0875532403
CD-Rom edition (March 1999) ISBN 087553239X

[26] Water Analysis
W.Fresenius, K.E.Quentin, and W.Schneider (editors)
Spring-Verlag (1988) ISBN 0-387-17723-X

[27] Determination of Organic Substances in Water
T.R.Crompton
Wiley-Interscience (1985) ISBN 0-471-90468-6 (v1), 0-471-90469-4 (v2).

[28] Water - A Comprehensive Treatise ( six volumes )
F.Franks (editor)
Plenum Press (1972-1979) ISBN 0-306-37181-2 (v1)

[29] Methods of Decomposition in Inorganic Analysis
Z.Sulcek and P.Povondra
CRC Press (1989) ISBN 0-8493-4963-X

[30] Handbook of Analytical Derivatization Reactions
D.R.Knapp
John Wiley (1979) ISBN 0-471-03469-X

[31] Handbook of Derivatives for Chromatography - 2nd edition
K.Blau and J.M.Halket (editors)
John Wiley (1993) ISBN 0-471-92699-X

[32] Environmental Chemistry - 6th Ed.
S.E.Manahan
Lewis Publishers (1994) ISBN 1-56670-088-4

[33] Fundamentals of Environment Chemistry
S.E.Manahan
Lewis Publishers (1993) ISBN 0-873-71587-X

[34] Environmental Organic Chemistry
R.P.Schwarzenbach, P.M.Gschwend, and D.M.Imboden
John Wiley (1993) ISBN 0-471-83941-8

[35] Metals and their Compounds in the Environment: Occurrence, Analysis
and Biological Relevance.
E. Merian (editor)
VCH (1991) ISBN 0-89573-562-8

[36] Physical Chemistry - 6th edition
P.W.Atkins
Book & CD-Rom edition W H Freeman (December 1997) ISBN 0716728710
Physical Chemistry (Solutions Manual)
P.W. Atkins, C. A. Trapp, M. P. Cady, C. Giunta
W H Freeman (December 1997) ISBN 0716731673

[37] Textbook of Physical Chemistry - 2nd edition
S.Glasstone
Van Nostrand/MacMillan (1946)

[38] Physical Methods of Chemistry Series - 2nd edition
B.W.Rossiter, J.F.Hamilton
( Previously known as Volume 1 of the Techniques of Chemistry series )
Wiley Interscience (1986-)

[39] Inorganic Chemistry - 3rd edition
D. F. Shriver, P. W. Atkins
W H Freeman (February 1999) ISBN 0716736241

[40] Refer 6.23

[41] Refer 6.7

[42] Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry
B.R.King (editor)
John Wiley (1994) ISBN 0-471-936200
CD-ROM edition John Wiley & Sons (August 1997) ISBN 047196798X

[43] Refer 6.4

[44] Organic Chemistry - 7th edition
T.W.G.Solomons, C.B.Fryhle, T.G.Solomons
John Wiley & Sons (July 1999) ISBN 0471190950

[45] Organic Chemistry - 3rd edition
L.F.Fieser and M.Fieser
Reinhold (1956)

[46] Advanced Organic Chemistry - 3rd edition
F.A.Carey and R.J.Sundberg
Plenum Press (1990) ISBN 0-306-43447-4(A), 0-306-43457(B)

[47] Organic Reactions
L.A.Paquette, R.Bittmen
( A 54 volume series that is still growing )
John Wiley & Sons (1942+) Vol 54 (June 1999) ISBN 0471348880

[48] Refer 6.5

[49] The Logic of Chemical Synthesis
X.Cheng, E.J.Corey
John Wiley & Sons (June 1995) ISBN: 0471115940

[50] Refer 6.10

[51] Refer 6.1

[52] Refer 6.21

[53] Refer 6.8

[54] Essentials of Medicinal Chemistry - 2nd edition
A.Korolkovas (editor)
John Wiley (1988) ISBN 047-188356-5

[55] Handbook of Pharmaceutical Excipients - 3rd edition
A.Wade, P.J.Weller
American Pharmaceutical Assoc. (November, 1999) ISBN 091733096X

Section 12:

[1] Names and Symbols of Transfermium Elements
Pure and Appl.Chem. v.66 p.2419-2421 (1994)

[2] Heavy Element name saga ends
M.Freemantle
C&EN 8 September 1997 p.9-10

[3] Interconversion of ASHRAE Refrigerant Numbers and Chemical Compositions
A.A.Woolf
J.Chem.Ed. v.70 p.35-36 (1993)

[4] Polyunsaturated fatty acids in diet and health
I.S.Newton
Chemisty and Industry 21 April 1997 p.302-305.

[5] Nutritional aspects of n-3 fatty acids
Inform v.8 n.5 p.428,429,433,434,437,439,440,443,444,447 (May 1997)

[6] Conjugated Linoleic Acid - The Good News about Animal Fat.
C.Steinhart
J.Chem.Ed. v.73 p.A302-A303 (December 1996)

[7] Conjugated Linoleic Acid, a newly recognised nutrient
M.W.Pariza
Chemistry and Industry. 16 June 1997 p.464-466.

[8] Concise Encyclopedia Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - 3rd edition
T.Scott, E.I.Mercer
Walter De Gruyter (December 1996) ISBN 3110145359

[9] International Encyclopedia of Chemical Science
D.Van Nostrand. (1964)

[10] Webster's Third New International Dictionary
P.B.Gove (editor)
Merriam Webster (1993) ISBN 0877792011

[11] Bring Back Equivalent Weight - If You Want the Kids To "Think"!
M.Laing
J.Chem.Ed. v.72 p.1007-1012 ( November 1996 )

[12] Dyeing Reagents for Thin Layer and Paper Chromatography
22/II 13/2699/10/1170L
E.Merck, Darmstadt.

[13] Piranha solution explosion
D.A.Dobbs, R.G.Bergman, K.H.Theopold
C&EN 23 April 1990 p.2

[14] Cleaning glass funnels
T.Wnuk
C&EN 25 June 1990 p.2

[15] Piranha solution explosions
C.V.Erickson
C&EN 13 August 1990 p.2

Section 13:

[1] The Sassafras Tree and Designer Drugs - From Herbal Tea to Ecstasy.
L.G.French
J.Chem.Ed. v.72 n.6 p.484-491. (June 1995).

[2a] Pihkal : A Chemical Love Story
A.Shulgin, A.Shulgin
Transform Press (September 1991) ISBN 0963009605
[2b] Tihkal : The Continuation
A.Shulgin
Transform Press (September 1997) ISBN 0963009699

[3] Analysis of Semtex Explosives
J.R.Hobbs
p.409-427
Advances in Analysis and Detection of Explosives
J.Yinon (editor)
Kluwer Academic Publishers ISBN 0-7923-2138-3 (1993).

[4] The Semtex-H Story
A.W.Feraday
p.67-72.
Advances in Analysis and Detection of Explosives
J.Yinon (editor)
Kluwer Academic Publishers ISBN 0-7923-2138-3 (1993).

[5] Oklahoma bomb shows common items' power
M.Rouhi
C&EN. 1 May 1995. p.8

[6] Nitrogen Triiodide
I.C.Tornieporth-Oetting, T.M.Klapotke
Angew.Chem.Int.Ed.Engl. v.29 p.677-679 (1990)

[7] The Chemical Elements and their Compounds
N.V.Sidgwick
Oxford University Press (1950)

[8] Advanced Energetic Materials Emerge for Military and Space Applications
S.Borman
C&EN 17 January 1994 p.18-22.

[9] Recent Advances in Explosives and Solid Propellants
J.C.Bottaro
Chemistry & Industry (UK) 1 April 1996 p.249-252.

[10] Transforming Explosive Art in Science
A.Heller
Science & Technology Review June 1997 p.4-13.

[11] Refer 6.11
v.10. p.1-125. "Explosives and Propellants"


[12] Explosives - 4th edition, English
J.Kohler
John Wiley and Sons (November 1992) ISBN 3527285067

[13] Chemistry of Powder and Explosives
T.L.Davis
Angriff Press (June 1972) ISBN 0913022004
- available from Delta Press ([Only registered users see links. ]),
or Loompanics ([Only registered users see links. ])
P.O. Box 1197, Port Townsend. WA 98368.

[14] Investigations of Fire and Explosion Accidents in the Chemical, Mining,
and Fuel-Related Industries - A Manual
J.M.Kuchta
US Dept. of the Interior. Bureau of Mines Bulletin 680 (1985).

[15] The Chemistry and Technology of Explosives
T.Urbanski
Pergamon. v.1-3 (1967) v.4 (1984) ISBN 0-08-030252-1

[16] The Encyclopedia of Explosives and Related Items
B.T.Federoff, O.E.Sheffield, and S.Kaye
PATR 2700, v.1-10. ARDEC, Dover, NJ.

Section 15:

[1] Chemical Demonstrations - A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry
B.Z.Shakhashiri
University of Wisconsin Press (4 vols.) ISBN 0-318-56863-2 (1992)
[Only registered users see links. ]
Vol 001 (December 1983) ISBN 0299088901
Vol 002 (January 1986) ISBN 0299101304
Vol 003 (April 1989) ISBN 0299119505
Vol 004 (March 1992) ISBN 0299128601

[2] Chemical Demonstrations - A Sourcebook for Teachers - 2nd edition
L.R.Summerlin, J.L.Ealy Jr.
Amer.Chem.Soc. (1988) ISBN 0-8412-1481-6 (v1), 0-8412-1535-9 (v2)

[2a] Chemical Magic - 2nd edition
L.A.Ford, E.W.Grundmeier (Designer)
Dover Pubications (August 1993) ISBN 0486676285

[3] The Blue Bottle Experiment Revisited
A.G.Cook, R.M.Tolliver, and J.E.Williams.
J.Chem.Ed. v.71 n.2 p.160-161 (February 1994)

[4] Oscillating Chemical Reactions
I.R.Epstein, K.Kustin, P.De Kepper, and M.Orban
Scientific American p.96-108 (1983)

[5] Oscillating Chemical Reactions and Nonlinear Dynamics
R.J.Field and F.W.Schneider
J.Chem.Ed v.66 p.195-204 (March 1989)

[6] Recipes for Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reagents
W.Jahnke and A.T.Winfree
J.Chem.Ed v.68 p.320-324 (April 1991)

[7] Hydrogen Balloon Explosions
R.Battino, B.S.Battino
J.Chem.Ed. v.69 n.11 p.921-923 (November 1992)

[8] The Incredible "Glowing" Pickle and Onion and Potato and...
P.M.Weimer, R.Battino
J.Chem.Ed. v.73 n.5 p.456-457 (May 1996)

[9] Glowing Veggies
P.Scharlin, A.A.Cleveland, R.Battino, and M.E.Thomas.
J.Chem.Ed. v.73 n.5 p.457-459 (May 1996)

[10] The Gelation of Polyvinyl Alcohol with Borax
E.Z.Casassa, A.M.Sarquis, and C.H.Van Dyke
J.Chem.Ed. v.63 n.1 p.57-60 (January 1986)

[11] Slime and Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Fibers
G.S.Stroebel, J.A.Whitesell, and R.M.Kriegel
J.Chem.Ed. v.70 n.11 p.893 (November 1993)

[12] The Gelation of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) with Na2B4O7.10H2O: Killing Slime
K.W.McLaughlin, N.K.Wyffels, A.B.Jentz, and M.V.Keegan
J.Chem.Ed v.74 n.1 p.97-99 (January 1997)

Section 16:

[1] Desiccant Efficiency in Solvent Drying. A Reappraisal by
Application of a Novel Method for Solvent Water Assay.
D.R.Burfield, K.H.Lee, R.H.Smithers.
J.Org.Chem. v.42, p.3060-3065. (1977).

[2] Molecular Sieves - Dessicants of Choice.
D.R.Burfield, G.H.Gan, R.H.Smithers.
J.Appl.Chem.Biotech. v.28, p.23-30. (1978).

[3] Desiccant Efficiency in Solvent Drying. 3. Dipolar Aprotic Solvents
D.R.Burfield and R.H.Smithers
J.Org.Chem. v.43, p.3966-3968 (1978).

[4] Desiccant Efficiency in Solvent Drying. Applications of Cationic Exchange
Resins.
D.R.Burfield and R.H.Smithers
J.Chem.Tech.Biotechnol. v.30, p.491-496 (1980)

[5] Desiccant Efficiency in Solvent and Reagent Drying. 5. Amines
D.R.Burfield, R.H.Smithers, and A.S.C.Tan
J.Org.Chem. v.46, p.629-631 (1981).

[6] Drying of Grossly Wet Ether Extracts
D.R.Burfield, R.H.Smithers
J.Chem.Ed. v.59, p.703-704 (1982)

[7] Desiccant Efficiency in Solvent and Reagent Drying. 7. Alcohols.
D.R.Burfield, R.H.Smithers
J.Org.Chem. v.48, p.2420-2422 (1983)

[8] Desiccant Efficiency in Solvent and Reagent Drying. 8. Molecular Sieve
Column Drying of 95% Ethanol: An Application of Hygrometry to the Assay
of Solvent Water Content.
D.R.Burfield, G.T.Hefter, and D.S.P.Koh
J.Chem.Tech.Biotechnol. v.34A, p.187-194 (1984)

[9] Desiccant Efficiency in Solvent and Reagent Drying. 9. A Reassessment of
of Calcium Sulfate as a Drying Agent.
D.R.Burfield.
J.Org.Chem. v.49, p.3852-3854 (1984)

[10] Oven Drying of Volumetric Glassware
D.R.Burfield and G.Hefter
J.Chem.Ed. v.64 p.1054 (1987)

[11] Neues Verfahren zur maBanalytischen Bestimmung des Wassergehaltes
von Flussigkeiten und festen Korpern
K.Fischer
Angew. Chem., v.48 p.394-396 (1935)

[12] Titrimetric Determination of Water in Organic Liquids using Acetyl
Chloride and Pyridine
D.M.Smith and W.M.D.Bryant
J.Amer.Chem.Soc., v.57 p.841-845 (1935)

[13] Karl Fischer Titration
E.Scholz
Springer-Verlag (1984) ISBN 3-540-13734-3

[14] An Effective Technique for Cleaning Glassware
D.P.Higley
J.Chem.Ed. v.52 p.306 (1975)

[15] Refer 6.23

[16] Standard Glassware Cleaning Solutions
The Chemist's Companion
J.Wiley & Sons ISBN 0-471-31590-7 (1972)

[17] Laboratory Hazards - an explosion involving "chromic acid".
W.R.Bryson
Chem.Brit. v.11 p.377 (1975)

[18] Chromic Acid explosions
M.J.Pitt
Chem. Brit. v.11 p.456 (1975)

[19] Chromic Acid explosions
S.Downing
Chem. Brit. v.11 p.456 (1975)

[20] A Less Hazardous Chromic Acid Substitute for Cleaning Glassware
P.L.Manske, T.M.Stimpel, and E.L.Gershey
J.Chem.Ed. v.67 p.A280-A282 (1990)

[21] Regeneration of Chromic Acid Cleaning Solution
D.Schwab and P.Martinez
J.Chem.Ed. v.66 p.528 (1989)

[22] Oxidising Acid Baths - without Chromate Hazards
H.M.Stahr, W.Hyde, and L.Siegler
Anal.Chem. v.54 p.1452A (1982)

[23] How to Remove Silicone Compounds or Greases.
Dow Corning Silicone Bulletin 06-005 (1962)

[24] Removing Silicone Grease from Glassware
T.H.Lowry
J.Chem.Ed. v.74 p.841 (1997)

[25] Removing Silicone Greases from Round Bottom Flasks
T.J.Reilly
J.Chem.Ed. v.73 p.381 (1996)

Section 17:

[1] Purification of Laboratory Chemicals - 4th edition
W.L.F.Armarego, D.D.Perrin
Butterworth-Heinemann (December 1997) ISBN 0750637617

[2] Palladium Reagents in Organic Syntheses
R.F.Heck
Academic Press (1985)

Section 18:

[1] Refer 15.1

[2] A Multicolored Luminescence Demonstration
P.E.Smith, K.Johnston, D.M.Reason, and G.M.Bodner
J.Chem.Ed. v.69 n.10 p.827-828 (October 1992)

[3] Overview of Sweeteners
J.W.Ellis
J.Chem.Ed. v.72 n.8 p.671-675 (August 1995)

[4] Discovery of Highly Sweet Compounds from Natural Products
A.D.Kinghorn, E.J.Kennelly
J.Chem.Ed. v.72 n.8 p.676-679 (August 1995)

[5] Sweeteners: A question of taste
G.G.Birch
Chemistry and Industry 3 February 1997 p.90-94.

[6] Rediscovering the Wheel - The Flame Test Revisited
R.O.Ragsdale and J.A.Driscoll
J.Chem.Ed. v.69 n.10 p.828-829 (October 1992)

[7] Flame Colors Demonstration
J.R.Peyser and J.R.Luoma.
J.Chem.Ed. v.65 n.5 p.452-453 (May 1988)

[8] Refer 6.11
Chromogenic Materials v.6 p.312-343.

[9] Electrochromic Materials
R.J.Mortimer
Chem.Soc.Revs. v.26 p.147-156 (1997)

[10] Sunglasses that Respond to Brightness
S.D.Stookey
J.Chem.Ed. v.47 p.176 (1970)

[11] Photochromic Sunglasses
B.Osterby, R.D.McKelvey, and L.Hill
J.Chem.Ed. v.68 p.424-425 (1991)

[12] Thermochromism
J.H.Day
Chem.Rev. v.63 p.65-80 (1963)

[13] The Physics and Chemistry of Color
K.Nassau
John Wiley & Sons. (1983) ISBN 047-186776-4

Section 19:

[1] Solutions to Sticky Problems. Booklet
More Solutions to Sticky Problems. Booklet
BROOKFIELD Engineering Laboratories Inc, MA, USA.

[2] Introduction to Practical Viscometry. Booklet
HAAKE, Mess-Technik GmbH.

[3] Principles and Applications of Rheology.
A.G.Frederikson
Prentice-Hall Inc. NJ.

[4] Viscosity and Flow Measurement.
Van Wazer, Lyons, Kim, Colwell.
Interscience Publishers. NY

[5] Electrorheological technology: The future is now.
K.O.Havelka and J.W.Pialet.
Chemtech p.36-45 ( June 1996 )

[6] Electrorheological Fluids: Mechanisms, Properties, Technology and
Applications.
Edited by R.Tao and G.Roy
World Scientific, Singapore (1994) ISBN 98102-16394

[7] Active Damping using ERM fluids.
Automotive Engineering p.19-23 (June 1993).

[8] Extraction with Supercritical Fluids
G.M.Schneider, E.Stahl, G.Wilke
Verlag Chemie (1980) ISBN 352725854X

[9] Solvents get the big squeeze
D.Bradley
New Scientist, 6 August 1994. p.32-35.

[10] Past, Present, and Possible Future Applications of Supercritical
Fluid Extraction Technology
C.L.Phelps, N.S.Smart, and C.M.Wai
J.Chem.Ed. v.73 n.12 p.1163 (December 1996)

[11] Cavitation and Bubble Dynamics
C.E. Brennen.
Oxford University Press (1995) ISBN 0-19-509409-3

[12] Relativistic Effects in Structural Chemistry
P.Pyykko
Chem. Rev. v.88 p.563-594 (1988)

[13] Relativistic Effects on Chemical Properties
D.R.McKelvey
J.Chem.Ed. v.60 p.112-116 (February 1983)

[14] Relativistic Effects at the Freshman Level
M.S.Banna
J.Chem.Ed. v.62 p.197-198 (March 1985)

[15] Periodic Contractions among the Elements
J.Mason
J.Chem.Ed. v.65 p.17-20 (January 1988)

[16] Why is Mercury Liquid?
L.J.Norby
J.Chem.Ed. v.68 p.110-113 (February 1991)

Section 20:

[1] Refer 11.15

[2] Chemical Instrumentation: A Systematic Approach. - 3rd edition
H.A. Strobel
John Wiley (1989) ISBN 0-471-61223-5

[3] Polarized Light.
W.A. Shurcliff and S.S. Ballard
Princeton: D. Van Nostrand, (1964)

[4] Optics - 3rd edition
E.Hecht, A.Zajac, K.Guardino (editors)
Addison-Wesley Publishing (August 1997) ISBN 0201838877

[5] The Chemist's Ready Reference Handbook
G.J. Shugar and J.A. Dean
New York: McGraw-Hill (1990) ISBN 0-07-057178-3

[6] Molecular Optical Activity and the Chiral Discriminations.
S.F. Mason
Cambridge University Press (1982) ISBN 0-521-24702-0

[7] Molecular Light Scattering and Optical Activity
L.D. Barron
Cambridge University Press (1983) ISBN 0-521-24602-4

[8] Problems and Experiments in Instrumental Analysis.
C.E. Meloan and R.W. Kiser
Charles E. Merrill Books, Inc. 1300 Alum Creek Drive,
Columbus 16, OH, (1963).

Section 22:

[1] Refer 11.13

[2] Refer 11.14

[3] Refer 11.15

[4] Refer 11.16

Section 23:

[1] Laboratory Handbook of Chromatographic and Electrophoretic Methods
- 3rd edition
E.Heftmann
Van Nostrand Reinhold (1975) ISBN 0-442-23280-2

[2] Thin Layer Chromatography - 2nd edition
E.Stahl
Springer-Verlag (1969) ISBN 0-387-04736-0

[3] Techniques of Chemistry - Vol. XIV
Thin-Layer Chromatography - 2nd edition
J.G.Kirchner
Wiley-Interscience (1978) ISBN 0-471-93264-7
Sigma Chemical (1990) ISBN 0-941633-25-X (reprint)

[4] Refer 11.30

[5] Refer 11.31

[6] Basic Gas Chromatography
H.M. McNair, J.M.Miller
John Wiley & Sons (October 1997) ISBN 047117260X

[7] High-Resolution Gas Chromatography
K.J.Hyver and P.Sandra
Hewlett Packard (1989) P/N=5950-3562 ISBN 999-184716-2

[8] Open Tubular Column Gas Chromatography
M.L.Lee, F.J.Yang, K.D.Bartle
John Wiley & Sons (1984) ISBN 0-471-88024-8

[9] Sadtler Gas Chromatography Standard Retention Index Library
Sadtler Research Laboratories (1986).

[10] Introduction to Modern Liquid Chromatography - 2nd edition
L.R.Snyder and J.J.Kirkland
Wiley-Interscience (1979) ISBN 0-471-03822-9

[11] Troubleshooting LC Systems
J.W.Dolan and L.R.Snyder
Humana Press (1989) ISBN 0-89603-151-9

[12] Practical HPLC Method Development - 2nd edition
L.R.Snyder, J.J.Kirkland, and J.L.Glajch.
John Wiley & Sons (1997) ISBN 0-471-00703-X

[13] The Practice of Ion Chromatography
F.C.Smith Jr. and R.C.Chang
Krieger Publishing (1991) ISBN 089464-502-1

[14] Ion Chromatography
H.Small
Plenum Press (1989) ISBN 0-306-43290-0

[14a] Ion Chromatography - 2nd edition
J.Weiss
John Wiley & Sons (December 1994) ISBN 3527286985

[15] Modern Size Exclusion Chromatography
W.W.Yau, J.J.Kirkland, D.Bly
John Wiley & Sons (1979) ISBN 0-471-03387-1

Section 24:

[1] Reactions in Supercritical Fluids
L.Boock, B.Wu, C.LaMarca, M.Klein, and S.Paspek
Chemtech. December 1992. p.719-723.

[2] Supercritical Fluid Extraction and Chromatography
B.A.Charpentier and M.R.Sevenants
Amer.Chem.Soc. Symposium Series v.366 (1988) ISBN 0841214697

[3] Supercritical Fluid Science and Technology
K.P.Johnston and M.L.Penninger
Amer.Chem.Soc. Symposium Series v.406 (1989) ISBN 0841216789

[4] Supercritical Fluid Engineering Science: Fundamentals and Applications
E.Kiran, J.F.Brennecke
Amer.Chem.Soc. Symposium Series v.514 (1993) ISBN 0-8412-2513-3

[5] Solving Process Problems with Supercritical Extraction
J.Via, L.T.Taylor
Chemtech. November 1993. p.38-44.

[6] The Use of Supercritical Fluids in the Isolation of Natural Products
C.D.Bevan and P.S.Marshall
Natural Products Reports, 1994. p.451-466.

[7] Supercritical Chemistry: Synthesis with a Spanner.
M.Poliakoff and S.Howdle
Chemistry in Britain. February 1995. p.118-121

[8] Proceedings of the International Symposium on Supercritical Fluids
- 2nd (1991) Baltimore. USA. ( proceedings edited by M.A.McHugh,
published by John Hopkins University. Baltimore. MD21218 )
- 3rd (1994) Strasbourg. France. ( proceedings published by Institut
National Polytechnique de Lorraine. ISBN 2-905267-23-8 ).

Section 26:

[1] International pH Scales and Certification of pH.
H.B.Kristenson, A.Salomon, and G.Kokholm
Anal.Chem. v.63, p.885A-891A (1991).

[2] Determination of pH, Theory and Practise - 2nd edition
R.G.Bates
John Wiley & Sons. (1973) ISBN 0-317-09107-7

[3] Ion-Selective Electrodes in Analytical Chemistry
H.Freiser (editor)
Plenum Publishing Volume 1 (October 1978) ISBN 0306339072
Plenum Publishing Volume 2 (October 1980) ISBN 0306405008

[4] Ion-Selective Electrode Methodology
A.K.Covington (editor)
CRC Press. (1979) ISBN 0-8493-5247-9 (2 vols)

Section 27:

[1] Modern Petroleum Technology - 5th edition.
Editor, G.D.Hobson.
Wiley. ISBN 0 471 262498 (1984).
- Chapter 1. G.D.Hobson.

[2] Hydrocarbons from Fossil Fuels and their Relationship with Living
Organisms.
I.R.Hills, G.W.Smith, and E.V.Whitehead.
J.Inst.Petrol., v.56 p.127-137 (May 1970).

[3] Refer 27.1
- Chapter 9. R.E.Banks and P.J.King.

[4] Refer 27.1
- Chapter 20. K.Owen.

[5] Comparative Studies of Methane and Propane as Fuels for Spark Ignition
and Compression Ignition Engines.
G.A.Karim and I.Wierzba.
SAE Paper 831196. (198?).

[6] Experiments with MTBE-100 as an Automobile Fuel.
K.Springer, L.Smith.
Tenth International Symposium on Alcohol Fuels.
- Proceedings, v.1 p.53 (1993).

[7] Oxygenates for Reformulated Gasolines.
W.J.Piel, R.X.Thomas.
Hydrocarbon Processing, July 1990. p.68-73.

[8] The Chemical Kinetics of Engine Knock.
C.K.Westbrook, W.J. Pitz.
Energy and Technology Review, Feb/Mar 1991. p.1-13.

[9] The Chemistry Behind Engine Knock.
C.K.Westbrook.
Chemistry & Industry (UK), 3 August 1992. p.562-566.

[10] The Methanolysis of Tallow
P.J.S.Bain
Report of Investigation 2590 (1988)
DSIR. PO Box 31-310, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

[11] Variables Affecting the Yields of Fatty Esters from Transesterified
Vegetable Oils
B.Freedman, E.H.Pryde, T.L.Mounts
JAOCS v.61 p.1638-1643 (1984)

[12] NZ Liquid Fuels Trust Board Reports LF1199 - LF1210
Available ( for a fee ) from Liquid Fuels Management Group Limited
P.O.Box 17, Wellington, New Zealand.

[13] Evaluating Vegetable Oils as a Diesel Fuel
T.Murayama
Inform v.5 p.1138-1145 (1994)

[14] Quality Control of Vegetable Oil Methyl Esters used as Diesel Fuel
Substitutes: Quantititative determination of mono-, di-, and
triglycerides by Capillary GC.
C.Plank and E.Lorbeer
J. High Resolut. Chromatog. v.15 p.609-612. (1992)

Section 28:

[1] Chiral Pharmacology and the Regulation of New Drugs
John Caldwell
Chemistry and Industry 6 March 1995 p.176-179

[2] Thalidomide: From tragedy to new drug discovery.
G.W.Muller
Chemtech January 1997 p.21-25.

Section 31:

[1] IR Long-Path Photometry: A Remote Sensing Tool for Automobile Emissions
G.A.Bishop, J.R.Stanley, A.Ihlenfeldt, W.J.Williams, and D.H.Stedman
Anal.Chem. v.61, p.671A-677A. (1989)

[2] Optical Remote Sensing for Air Pollutants - Review.
M.Simonds, H.Xiao, and S.P.Levine
Am.Ind.Hyg.Assoc.J. v.55, p.953-965 (1994)

[3] US Patent 3,570,156. March 16, 1971.

[4] How to make a Lava Lamp
R.Hubscher
Popular Electronics. March 1991, p. 31 (4). Gernsback Publications.
- also in Popular Electronics' "1992 Electronics Hobbyists Handbook".

[5] Goretex patent
U.S. Pat. 3,962,153 (8 June 1976) R.W.Gore (to W.L.Gore and Associates)

[6] The Chemistry behind the Air Bag
A.Madlung
J.Chem.Ed v.73 n.4 p.347-348 (April 1996)

[7] Automotive safety is in the bag
Steven Ashley
Mechanical Engineering. January 1994. p.58-64
( best technical descriptions)

[8] Airbags : Education and Experience
Automotive Engineering. September 1993. p.29-32

[9] Everything you need to know about airbags
Autocar & Motor (UK). 3 March 1993. p.55-57

[10] The Toxicology of Inorganic Mercury
L.J.Goldwater
Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci., v.65 p.498-503 (1957)

[11] Refer 10.4

[12] Refer 11.35

[13] Vaporisation of Mercury spillage.
J.F.Copplestone and D.A.McArthur.
Archives of Environmental Health v.13. p.675 (1966)

[14] The clean up of spilled mercury by a new technique.
J.Shurgan and L.Harris
J.Amer.Ind.Hyg.Assn. v.38 p.146 (March 1977).

[15] Elimination of liquid mercury.
K.Wacks
Fette-seifen-Anstrichmittel. v.76 p.425-426. (1974, in German)

[16] The Water Book - Barnstead 1990 Catalogue.
Barnstead Thermolyne Corporation
2555 Kerper Blvd. Dubuque. IA 52001. USA
Phone 319-556-2241 800-553-0039
Fax 319-556-0695

[17] Millipore Catalogue.
Millipore Corporation
Bedford, MA 01730. USA.
Phone 617-275-9200 800-225-1380
Fax 617-275-8200

[18] Nerve Gases Unveiled
C&EN v.31 p.4676,4678 (1953)

[19] Tokyo Subway Attack - Chemical Weapon Possible Terrorist Tool.
L.Ember
C&EN. 27 March 1995. p.6-7.

[20] Dioxins in Food
UK Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Food Surveillance Paper No. 31
HMSO (1992) ISBN 0-11-242926-2

[21] Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxin and dibenzofuran concentration levels
in human adipose tissue samples from the continental US collected from
1971 through 1987
J.S.Stanley et al.
Chemosphere v.20 p.895-901 (1990).

[22] Dioxin Risk - Are We Sure Yet?. ( p.24A-25A )
EPA's Dioxin Reassessment. ( p.26A-28A )
EPA on the Right Track ( p.29A-30A )
EPA Assessment Not Justified ( p.31A-32A )
ES&T v.29 p.24A-32A. ( January 1995 )

[23] Dioxins in U.S.Food and Estimated Daily Intake
A.Schecter et al.
Chemosphere v.29 p.2261-2265 (1994)

[24] Cherry red and very dangerous
R.Edwards
New Scientist. 29 April 1995. p.4-5

[25] The Super Stain Remover Book
J.Cassimatis
Sterling Publications (November 1996) ISBN 0806994835

[26] Removing Stains from Fabrics
Home and Garden Bulletin No. 62
Science and Education Administration
United States Department of Agriculture (1978)

[27] Stain Removal from Fabrics by Home Methods
Dept. of University Extension. Otago University (NZ).
Whitcoulls (1977)

[28] Surface pretreatment for phosphoric acid-based rust removers
M.Svoboda and B.Knapek
Product Finishing v.22 p.41-46 (1969)

[29] Permeability of Commercial Solvents Through Living Human Skin
C.Ursin, C.M.Hansen, J.W.Van Dyk, P.Jensen, I.J.Christensen, J.Ebbehoej.
Am.Ind.Hyg.Assoc.J. v.56 p.651-660 (1995)
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