Accession Number : AD0773049

Title :   Classification of Chemical Reactivity Hazards.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Flynn,James P. ; Rossow,Harold E.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 164

Abstract : The purpose of the work was to develop and use an experimental procedure to determine chemical reactivity hazards of specific chemicals and their binary mixtures of particular concern to the U.S. Coast Guard. The data generated are to be used in formulating regulations for bulk shipment of chemicals by water transport. In the research, 209 chemicals were separated into 60 groups according to chemical structure. A representative working chemical was chosen from each group and subsequent experimental work was performed with only the working chemicals. Thermal stability of each working chemical was determined by differential thermal analysis. Impact and spark sensitivities were also determined. Following the accumulation of data on the working chemicals, an experimental procedure was developed to determine the chemical reactivity hazards from binary mixtures of the working chemicals. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Chemicals, *Hazards, Classification, Chemical reactions, Thermal stability, Mixtures

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE