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 Safe Handling of Air-Sensitive Pyrophorics

Many of the compounds involved in organometallic chemistry are air-sensitive and must be handled in a controlled environment, isolated from the atmosphere. As well, volatile or pyrophoric (pyrophorus or fire-bearing) reactants are required in some organic preparations. Even small amounts of these reactants can ignite spontaneously in air, which can initiate a lab fire.

The Safe Handling of Air-Sensitive Pyrophorics education course provided by Sigma-Aldrich is the ONLY online training aimed at providing best practices for handling these types of highly reactive chemicals at all stages of their life cycle. Advantages of the course include:

  • Expertise: Extensive scientific knowledge and safety experience provided by our scientists are built into an immersive online format
  • Safety: How-to videos and knowledge-building examples included; decision points are illustrated with real-life lab scenarios
  • Interactive Experience: 24-hour access; Knowledge assessment follows each course section; real-time feedback provided on responses
  • PI / Lab Manager Focus: Administrators have access to their students’ course reports; single / multiple license options available
As a special offer to members of the New Lab Start-up Program, take
advantage of $40 membership price for the eLearning course.
Want to take a peek at the course before buying?**

* When completing the Contact and Inquiry Information form, indicate in the Questions/Comments section that you are a New Lab Start-up Member, and reference your contract number.

** The demo was created to show the types of interactive content that is used in the full course; it ends with three sample questions that are used in the final assessment of the full course.

To access this demo, you will need an internet connection.  At the prompt, use the following login information:

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Password:  demo

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