Cautions A

^-Mercaptoethanol

^-Mercaptoethanol (2-Mercaptoethanol) HOCH2CH2SH may be fatal if inhaled or absorbed through the skin and is harmful if ingested. High concentrations are extremely destructive to the mucous membranes, upper respiratory tract, skin, and eyes. ^-Mercaptoethanol has a very foul odor. Wear appropriate gloves and safety glasses. Always use in a chemical fume hood.

Ammonium acetate

Ammonium acetate H3CCOONH4 may be harmful by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption. Wear appropriate gloves and safety glasses. Use in a chemical fume hood.

Chloroform

Chloroform CHCl3 is irritating to the skin, eyes, mucous membranes, and respiratory tract. It is a carcinogen and may damage the liver and kidneys. It is also volatile. Avoid breathing the vapors. Wear appropriate gloves and safety glasses. Always use in a chemical fume hood.

Phenol

Phenol is extremely toxic, highly corrosive, and can cause severe burns. It may be harmful by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption. Wear appropriate gloves, goggles, and protective clothing. Always use in a chemical fume hood. Rinse any areas of skin that come in contact with phenol with a large volume of water and wash with soap and water; do not use ethanol!

SDS (Sodium dodecyl sulfate) is toxic, an irritant, and poses a risk of severe damage to the eyes. It may be harmful by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption. Wear appropriate gloves and safety goggles. Do not breathe the dust.

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