Intracellular recording: chemical safety

 

Your safety is the most important. Don't hesitate to ask if you are not sure how to do some part of your project safely. Either find me or (if not quite so urgent) e-mail me

All chemicals must be treated with caution.


Chemicals not included in this table must not be used in my laboratory without written permission.
 
 
 
Standard salines The standard salines are composed of low-hazard chemicals and require normal good laboratory practice. All chemicals here are Biology Safety Code A.
Standard snail water The standard salines are composed of low-hazard chemicals and require normal good laboratory practice. All chemicals here are Biology Safety Code A.
Fixation of Lucifer yellow/ 5(6)-carboxyfluorescein  The formaldehye-based fixatives, ethanol and methyl salicylate must only be used in a properly extracting fume cupboard because of the risks of inhalation. Ethanol and methyl salicylate are extremely flammable. All chemicals here are Biology Safety Code C.
Cholinergic agonists and antagonists Extreme care must be taken with these chemicals because of their possible block of the neuro-muscular junction. Use only in small quantities. Report any spill of the solid to me immediately. Solutions must be stored in plastic beaker labeled with the name of the user. Keep written records of all dilutions, disposal and use. All chemicals here are Biology Safety Code C.
Octopaminergic reagents Extreme care must be taken with these chemicals Use only in small quantities. Report any spill of the solid to me immediately. Solutions must be stored in plastic beaker labeled with the name of the user. Keep written records of all dilutions, disposal and use. All chemicals here are Biology Safety Code C.
Second messenger activators and blockers Extreme care must be taken with these chemicals because of their possible skin irritant, carcinogenic problems. Inhalation may be dangerous too. Use only in small quantities. Report any spill of the solid to me immediately. Solutions must be stored in plastic beaker labeled with the name of the user. Keep written records of all dilutions, disposal and use. All chemicals here are Biology Safety Code C.

 

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Page last revised by Chris Elliott on September 8, 1997. Mail any comments to cje2@york.ac.uk