Accidents caused by peroxide-forming substances

Laboratory accidents caused by peroxide-forming substances

When sealing a seemingly empty 250 ml glass-stoppered flask which had contained diethyl ether, the flask burst. An attempt to unscrew an old diisopropyl ether bottle led to a detonation which cost the life of the chemist. Encrusted residue of potassium and sodium and their amides have also repeatedly resulted in explosion events.

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