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Dartmouth Compliance Matrix

Complex organizations such as Dartmouth comply with a multitude of policies, laws, and regulations.  Risk and Internal Controls has developed a compliance matrix to guide the Dartmouth community in identifying key compliance areas, the Dartmouth staff responsible for various aspects of compliance oversight, and where to go to learn more about each compliance area.
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Peroxide Forming Chemicals


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Peroxide Forming Chemicals

Did you know...

That containers of ethyl ether can become explosive over time?

That ethyl ether is one of a group of chemicals that can form unstable peroxides?

That these peroxides can accumulate and possible detonate when you open the container?

  • Ether containers have an expiration date printed on the label to indicate how long it can be safely stored.
  • Dartmouth College uses a purple sticker to indicate the (1) date purchased and (2) date opened.
  • Never open or move expired containers of ether or other peroxide forming compounds. Contact Environmental Health and Safety immediately.
  • Additional information on peroxide forming chemicals is available from EHS.

Last Updated: 6/2/10