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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    We had one grad student become a vegetable from inhaling methyl sufate by accident, and another was killed by an accidental prick from a GPC syringe. The chemical in that minute amount, about 1 micro liter or less was lethal within a few minutes. These were not at our school, but at another one in the same city.

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    What was in the GPC syringe? Me2SO4 as well?

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    Well, IDK, but my understanding was that it was newly synthesized and the GPC was going to be used to get information about the mix in the pot. The syringe was being carried along with some others, down a hall to the analytical lab when someone ran into the person carrying the tray. One of the syringes pricked him.

    The needles were pointing outward with the barrels in the tray for stability IIRC. IDK why they didn't use a bigger tray for safety. They were apparently using a small glass EP tray.

    The story travelled fast among the grad students all over the city at all 3 major Universities.

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