Re: RE:ORGLIST: Cleaning silicones from glassware. Help

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From: djmcphee$##$sympatico.ca
Date: Sun Dec 04 2005 - 16:10:32 EST


A few years ago there was an article about this in J. Chem. Ed. I seem to remember they recommended brief exposure to saturated NaOH in 95% EtOH followed by rinsing with water.

As anybody who has had to constantly relubricate glass stopcocks will tell you, a variety of solvents aside from hexane will do the trick too (EtOAc, toluene).

Derek
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Date: 2005/12/04 Sun PM 02:51:59 EST
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Subject: RE:ORGLIST: Cleaning silicones from glassware. Help

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