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[*] posted on 21-1-2008 at 02:24
One last one. May be hopeless, though...


I am out of here in less than two weeks and they hit me with this. I am sorry for the poor nature of the question but can anyone help with a potential id on what this could be just by looking at it?

I have never heard of a chem agent comming packaged this way but just to be sure. FYI, it was dug up.

I doubt it but thought I would ask.



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[*] posted on 21-1-2008 at 03:13


Anything extremely moisture or air sensitive may be stored in vials especially done so for: (a) small amounts of liquid chemicals, and (b) long-term storage.

I have seen 5 x PCl5 units being sold in this packaging format.




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[*] posted on 21-1-2008 at 03:20


Looks like an ampoule of bromine. Bromine is a very dark brown liquid, totally opaque when viewed through more than a mm or so. Above the liquid, there is a dense red/brown vapor.

As long as it is in the vial, it is safe, but if you don't know what to do with it, please do not break the ampoule. Bromine is very nasty stuff, especially in the hands of people who don't know its properties.




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[*] posted on 21-1-2008 at 03:34


it`s not an old morphine vial from an emergency medical field kit is it?



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[*] posted on 21-1-2008 at 03:36


^I thought the vial is brown glass accounting for the color.

Bromine would not need to be stored in a vial, although it is commonly stored in a refrigerator to prevent the choking vapors from escaping.

Vials are usually sealed with a high temperature blow torch (i've not seen it done with a regular bunsen flame).

Also, it is common practice to store your compound under argon to prevent decomposition, particularly if the vial is only half-full.




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[*] posted on 21-1-2008 at 05:02


To me that looks like brown glass. If you have a lot of them, cook one in boiling water for a few minutes, then break it in a safe location.

Drugs, vaccines, reagents and calibration standards, all come in sealed vials. If it is brown glass, the contents are or were light sensitive; a lot of medical materials are sensitive. While chemists often use sealed ampoules for storing air or moisture sensitive stuff, it's also done as a convenient way of distributing fixed size known amounts of something, and'or assuring it doesn't leak away or have a solvent evaporate.

In short, there's thousands of materials it could be, if that's all the information you have.

these are samples for checking the process for testing for dioxines, sealed in brown glass.
http://www.rt-corp.com/products/c234.aspx

surical bone cement with plastic monomer in ampoule
http://www.totaljoints.info/bone_cement.htm

Ketoprofen Anti-inflammatory
http://www.medicotrading.com/product_list/anti-inflammatoire...
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[*] posted on 21-1-2008 at 05:38


ARGH! SHRINK IMAGES BEFORE POSTING!



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[*] posted on 21-1-2008 at 05:48


Hazmat,

could be anything, you'll have to break one open to get any more information on an ID.

my advise is to break it open in a closed box with a mouse or rat first to makes sure its not NG or other toxic agent.

after that is determined, then you can go on to the classical chemical tests.

tho' if I were to guess , I would say a medicinal product because of the brown glass used to commonly package these




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[*] posted on 21-1-2008 at 07:01


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[*] posted on 21-1-2008 at 08:03




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