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    Quote Originally Posted by Hard View Post
    Incomplete list of toxic deadly thing I have (arguably improperly) handled over the years .
    So what was the tert-Butyllithium actually being used for?
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    You did it! But small correction made.

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    DMAP - causes seizures similar to this.
    Lead Tetraacetate - Extremely toxic soluble form of lead, much more harmful than lead itself.
    tert-Butyl Lithium - Comically extremely flamable that combusts aggressively upon millisecond exposure to air.
    Osmium Tetraoxide - Exhuberently toxic vapors at low ppm exposure.
    Potassium Cyanide - Deadly, obviously.
    Sodium Azide - Similar to, and interestingly, far more deadly/dangerous than cyanide.
    Hydrogen Cyanide (generated) - Also deadly.
    Ozone - More dangerous than you think.
    Dioxin - Much less toxic than the notorious ones, but still bad.
    Dicobalt Octacarbonyl - Extremely toxic form of cobalt. Released vapors.
    Thionyl Chloride - Corrosive, toxic, decomposes to toxic vapors, explodes if handled improperly.
    Carbon Monoxide - Deadly, obviously.
    Hydrazine - Extremely toxic, explosive. Also Rocket fuel.
    Coronene - Highly carcinogenic.
    Benzene - Notorious carcinogen.
    Perchloric Acid - Acid with explosion hazards.
    Chlorosulfonic Acid - Think sulfuric acid times 1000 + plus explosion hazard.
    Manganese Heptoxide - Comically explosive.
    Phenol - Shockingly toxic, also old school hospital disinfectent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Video View Post
    You did it! But small correction made.
    Omg this is one of the best posts I have ever seen! <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    So what was the tert-Butyllithium actually being used for?
    My memory is a little fuzzy because it's not a reagent I used often. I am pretty sure the overwhelming majority of the cases were to attempt to do a lithium-halogen exchange on a C-Br bond.

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