The Smell of Success

April 6, 2008 at 1:16 pm | | lab safety


I opened the sealed butanethiol shipping container only to find that the bottle seal had failed and leaked. My previous lifeguard training was paramount in how fast I then managed to strip off my gloves and lab coat, throw everything in the hood, and then scrub my arms like Lady MacBeth.


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  1. Bad times – who sold it?

    Comment by Will — April 6, 2008 #

  2. It was an Aldrich container. What had happened is that some jackass had bought it years ago and then just dumped it, canister and all, upside down in the storage cabinet. I was the unlucky sod who opened it to tag it for waste.

    Comment by kendall — April 6, 2008 #

  3. suuuuuure. always blame thiols. that doesn’t work at home as well.

    Comment by sam — April 7, 2008 #

  4. “scrub my arms like Lady MacBeth”

    money quote. LOL

    Comment by Tela — April 9, 2008 #

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