Pyrophoric Liquids and Solids

Pyrophoric materials have the characteristic of spontaneously igniting upon contact with air. They pose particular hazards in the laboratory and must be stored, handled, and disposed of with utmost care. This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) has been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Chemical Safety Committee and must be read and used by all pyrophoric material users. Requests for deviations from this SOP must be submitted to the ICSC for prior approval by filling in the prior approval form and providing a detailed procedure.