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Response to DemoTex (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 2, 2021, 06:49 PM

8. I Had Fed Air

Purified air, positive pressure. Plastic bunny suit, booties and all. Butyl rubber boots & gives.
It was at our Canadian sites, and all those folks were afraid to go in. Union rules prevented the mechanics (trained in confined space entry) weren't allowed to do sampling.
It was sticky, so we couldn't get enough for NMR and GC/MS without going in.
This was about 10 at night. We called in the site manager to act as a hole monitor.
On the bright side, I was right. The feedstock was contaminated with a substituted biphenyl compound. The mechanism of that unwanted reaction would cause exactly the problems we were seeing.
On the brighter side, I got to go to Montreal to yell at the supplier! They took me to some VERY fancy restaurants to make me less angry!

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