[time-nuts] What would be the proper equipment and procedure?
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Thu Nov 3 23:10:21 EDT 2016
Derek moved to Science:
His last Things I Won't Work With was September 2016:
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> I don't know if it the proper way but I used a very nice fume
> hood. Measured the metals (high purity), melted them in a
> quartz crucible, stirred with a quartz rod, and cast it in
> a ceramic block with a spiral pattern machined into it with a
> ball mill. You don't want to contaminate the mixture with
> other metals, etc.
> That "Things I Won't Work With" article was about dimethyl
> cadmium, not metallic cadmium. Reall Nasty Stuff. Metallic
> cadmium and cadmium plating has been used for ages without
> killing too many people. It's not something to take lightly,
> but I've had the pleasure of working around far worse things.
> For even more extreme nastiness check out dimethyl mercury...
> one drop, goes through rubber gloves like they aren't there,
> sure-fire rather horrible death. Derek Lowe's "Things I
> Won't Work With" series is some of the best reading out
> there... Unfortunately, I don't think that he is still
> doing them. His old web site has disappeared.
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