Highly reactive reagent (MNNG) caught fire in transit
The InvestigationMNNG - (N-Methyl-N'-Nitro-N-Nitrosoguanidine a diazomethane precursor) was made and sent from India as a 25kg package - this caught fire as the compound thermally ran away. normally it is limited to 25 g packages, a sample was supplied from India in a 25 kg package and this caught fire.
- Normally this material is supplied in 25g bottles, where it is safe to travel
- Obviously the size of the package (25kg) was far to big for this material, giving insufficient cooling (particularly in regards to the country of origin), and the material decomposed.