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Subject: Silicone

Silicone

From: Alan J. Hawk <alan.hawk<-a>
Date: Monday, March 3, 2008
We recently received a device with the outer case that is medical
grade polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) silicone (Nusil Med 4011 to be
exact).  It has a bit of an odor which raises the question of
offgasing and possible inherent vice.  What issues should I be
concerned with regarding long term storage of the artifact?

Alan Hawk
Collections Manager, Historical Collections
National Museum of Health and Medicine
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Bldg. 54, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, DC  20306-6000
Mailing address:
PO Box 59685 Washington, DC  20012-0685
202-782-2205, DSN 662-2205
Fax: 202-782-3573, DSN 662-3573


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