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[*] posted on 13-6-2016 at 12:42


A1 filters are supposed to stop all sorts of nasty things, yet not All.

http://www.moldex-europe.com/en/service/protection-levels-ga...

Seems i should have had A2B2E1 filters at a minimum.

Heigh-ho. Exposure was only for about a minute and i feel fi ...





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[*] posted on 13-6-2016 at 12:58


Quote: Originally posted by aga  
A1 filters are supposed to stop all sorts of nasty things, yet not All.

http://www.moldex-europe.com/en/service/protection-levels-ga...

Seems i should have had A2B2E1 filters at a minimum.

Heigh-ho. Exposure was only for about a minute and i feel fi ...



No prices, so they are expensive! But how much is it worth not to take risks. I have looked around for prices on masks and cartridges and its about the same as it would cost to make a reasonable fume cabinet.

So is it worth getting a mask when the worst i am likely to work with is chlorine, would i not be better off just spending the money on making a fume cabinet?

Seeing as you have both do you think a mask is a must have even with a cabinet? I am trying to work out what the best option would be, i cant afford both at once so which would you get first? I think eventually i would get both, but which would you suggest i get first?

For now all my chemistry is pretty safe, just simple extractions and things like that and i work outside most the time. Sorry to bug you with all the questions.
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[*] posted on 13-6-2016 at 13:03


Anhydrous CrCl3 is a catalyst for the ambient-pressure hydrogenation of magnesium (w/ naphthalene/anthracene cocatalyst) to MgH2. This may be an interesting target, as it also happens to be a pretty shade of purple.

(I realize this is from another thread, but it's cool!)
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[*] posted on 13-6-2016 at 13:08


Quote: Originally posted by NEMO-Chemistry  

So is it worth getting a mask when the worst i am likely to work with is chlorine, would i not be better off just spending the money on making a fume cabinet?


I have a good fume hood and a good mask. I seldom if ever use the mask after I built the fume hood.

I recommend putting the money into a hood.




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[*] posted on 13-6-2016 at 13:13


A fume hood makes working with nastier smelly/lethal gases easier.

I would say you'd need a Gas Mask before a fume hood, even if working outside - the wind changes direction !

A gas mask is Not adequate protection for many things, so do not assume it will save you in All circumstances.

When everything goes wrong (e.g. vessel explodes, shatters fume hood glass etc) it helps to be able to keep breathing, so definitely a gas mask before a fume hood.

Once you have a fume hood, keep the gas mask handy (and up to date).




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[*] posted on 13-6-2016 at 13:42


Conflicting advice so, make a fume hood because they are cool and because i hate the smell of solvents! Leave Chlorine until i have both! Seems like a reasonable compromise.
I see the point about wind changes etc, i also except Magpies input. So little point taking chances until i have both, also my knowledge level is low so best stick with the basics for now.

I have a few other questions but dont want to hijack this thread so will post them elsewhere. Thank you though for the advice.
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[*] posted on 13-6-2016 at 14:00


Fire away.

I suspect we already tried what we wanted to try, so free space here as it were.




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