Reagent Instructions

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Procedure for using any liquid reagent kit

  1. In a well-lit place, carefully deposit 5-6 small grains of the substance you are testing (about 5-10mg, about this size: O ) on a white ceramic plate or in the provided empty testing bottle or its cap. If testing blotter, use a 1/10th of a single hit, white paper side up. This test portion of the substance is rendered unusable by the test.
  2. Put on latex or nitrile gloves and safety goggles for added safety.
  3. Shake the testing kit bottle well (more important for Mandelin than others).
  4. Only have one test kit uncapped at a time.
  5. Drop 2-3 drops of the reagent onto the substance, being careful to avoid contact with skin and eyes. DO NOT let the substance touch the mouth of the reagent bottle, this will spoil the rest of the reagent.
  6. IF SKIN OR EYE CONTACT OCCURS, wash thoroughly with lots of lukewarm water and baking baking soda, and in the case of contact with eyes, call a poison control centre or doctor immediately.
  7. Tightly re-cap the reagent kit bottle immediately with the same cap, and never mix caps from different reagents.
  8. Watch reaction speed and colour, then compare to known reactions. We recommend using both this descriptive table and this video reaction database. To make the video process easier, you can select a common substance from the menu on the right of the page to reduce the amount of irrelevant reactions shown. Appearance of colour may differ depending on lighting and amount of substance and reagent. More substance/less reagent is darker and less substance/more reagent is darker. The videos in the reaction database use a large amount of both, and have variable lighting
  9. Wash testing bottle or plate thoroughly with water and allow to dry before next test.
  10. If you spill any reagent at any point, wipe it off with a generous amount of paper towel or disposable rag made up of several layers, making sure not to touch the reagent, and dispose immediately, cleaning the spill surface with lots of water and baking soda.

Procedure for storing any liquid reagent kit

  • DO NOT CARRY REAGENTS IN POCKETS
  • The reagents contain strong acids and are highly corrosive. Keep the reagents away from metal. It is advisable to store the kits in a tupperware container made of HDPE or LDPE. A glass jar will work too.
  • Store in a cold, dark place like a fridge. (This will drastically improve shelf life)
  • Avoid high temperatures and sudden temperature changes (eg. from freezer to hot car or vice-versa). This can spoil the reagent and the packaging and make it unsafe to handle.
  • Always store the kits upright and close the caps tightly to prevent possible leaking.
  • NEVER heat reagents and do not breathe in fumes from the reagents. They are very toxic.

Procedure for disposal of expired or empty reagents kits

  • Reagents can be disposed of down the sink with lots of water
  • Baking soda can neutralize the acids contained in the kit but this is optional as long as you use a large amount of water.
  • Plastic bottles can be recycled. After the bottle is empty, squeeze the air out of it and use the suction to draw in water to rinse.