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AN 98109 - The Disposal of Unknown Waste Chemicals Using FT-Raman Spectroscopy as an Identification Tool


A common problem of many laboratories today is the gradual accumulation of chemical samples; many of which are unidentified, mislabeled or changed from their original state. Over the course of decades when chemical storage rules were less stringent, large collections of unknown materials have been created. These present hazards to humans and the environment, occupying valuable space and violating safety guidelines and audit programs.