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From C&EN a few weeks ago: Azidophenylalanine poses explosion risk, written by Carmen DrahlThe unnatural amino acid 4-azido-l-phenylalanine (shown, left) carries an explosion risk, a new study shows (J. Org. Chem. 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.8b00270). The...
Regarding the inadvertent synthesis of TATP at the University of Bristol, someone commented at “In The Pipeline”:I recall a C&EN story from the early 1980s about a group at K (Kansas or Kentucky?) preparing a batch of 100% H2O2. It exploded...
More from my trip into the archives earlier this week.From Nov. 20, 1978:Explosive peroxides SIR: We would like to alert persons to possible hazards involved with the rather common laboratory procedure of dissolving electrophoresis polyacrylamide gels with...
A University of Bristol graduate student inadvertently synthesized approximately 40 g of triacetone triperoxide (TATP) on Friday, prompting building evacuations and a controlled detonation by an explosives team, chemistry professor and Faculty of Science dean...
You may well have heard about an incident at the University of Bristol, where a student inadvertently prepared some triacetone triperoxide (TATP). That’s a substance that I definitely won’t work with, but I haven’t done an entry on it in that...
Via Jyllian Kemsley's The Safety Zone blog, a writeup of that TATP incident from senior people at the University of Bristol. It was written by the dean of the Faculty of Science (Prof. Timothy Gallagher) and the head of the school of chemistry (Prof. Nicholas...