Peroxide-Forming Chemicals - Stored Beyond Expiration

Audit finding: Stored beyond expiration date

Adverse consequence(s): Neglected peroxide-forming chemicals can cause them to crystallize.  The crystals are highly explosive when aggravated.

Corrective action: Expired peroxide-forming chemicals may form very sensitive explosive material, and must be removed from the lab immediately by trained personnel. NEVER handle expired containers, or test chemicals for peroxides within the lab. Request a chemical waste removal with this online form.