Chemicals and Reagents
Oxidizing Agents - basic information and recent literature
Reducing Agents - basic information and recent literature
General tips for handling chemicals safely
Know the hazards: Before working with any chemical, you should know the hazards associated with it. This information can be found on the chemical's Safety Data Sheet (SDS).
Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE): PPE can include gloves, goggles, lab coats, and respirators. Choose PPE that is appropriate for the chemical being used and make sure it fits properly.
Use the right equipment: Always use equipment that is designed for the task and the chemical being used. This can include items such as glassware, containers, and dispensing tools.
Handle and store chemicals properly: Follow the instructions on the SDS for handling and storing the chemical. This can include proper labeling, using appropriate containers, and keeping the chemical away from incompatible materials.
Minimize exposure: Try to minimize exposure to chemicals by working in a well-ventilated area, using fume hoods, and minimizing spills or splashes.
Clean up spills promptly: If a spill occurs, clean it up promptly using appropriate procedures and PPE.
Dispose of chemicals properly: Follow proper procedures for disposing of chemicals, including any hazardous waste.
Train and educate: Make sure everyone in the lab or workplace is properly trained in the safe handling of chemicals, and educate them on the hazards associated with each chemical.
Remember that these tips are general guidelines, and you should always follow the specific procedures and guidelines for each chemical and task.