Chemical Storage Resources

A major concern in many laboratories is the proper storage of chemicals. The best approach to this issue will vary from to lab, depending on the chemical inventory of the lab, the storage space available and local regulatory requirements. However, some general advice can be found in a variety of resources. The following list provides guidance in establishing a hazardous chemical storage program.

Chemical Storage Systems

Chemical Compatibility

The driving concern for chemical storage is assuring the compatibility of chemicals if they should inadvertently mix. To avoid dangerous conditions, separate incompatible chemicals from each other. These resources will help you identify chemical incompatibilities.

Peroxide Formers

Peroxide formers are a special concern for laboratory chemicals in storage. See these references for detailed information: