Solid chemical store cupboard smells fishy

The store cupboard for our solid chemicals smells fishy. I thought the test tubes of Salol could have been the cause so put bungs in them a while ago, but the smell is still there. I seem unable to find the cause of the smell. Nothing in the cupboard looks like it has gone off, all of the bottles look fine. Has anybody else had this problem? Or does anybody have any suggestions? TIA
 
Faulty electrics can smell 'fishy'. We had this at my last school with an extension lead in the prep room.:sick:
It's definitely coming from the chemical cupboard. It only smells when the doors of that cabinet get opened. The smell seems to have stuck to everything, lids on the bottles, the limestone chips, you can't get anything out of that cupboard without your hands then smelling fishy
 
I'd put my money on amines too. The smell seems to be able to leak through the lids but you may also find a brown discolouration on the labels if you do have any. In my previous school there was a cupboard at the back of the chemical store which when opened gave off the most foul smell of fish and rotting flesh and I could barely open it long enough to check the contents. Sure enough it contained amines, most of which had not been used for many years. It was with great relief when they were collected by a registered waste disposal carrier along with about half the contents of the chemical store, most of which had not been used for over 40 years (I'm not kidding!)
 
I'd put my money on amines too. The smell seems to be able to leak through the lids but you may also find a brown discolouration on the labels if you do have any. In my previous school there was a cupboard at the back of the chemical store which when opened gave off the most foul smell of fish and rotting flesh and I could barely open it long enough to check the contents. Sure enough it contained amines, most of which had not been used for many years. It was with great relief when they were collected by a registered waste disposal carrier along with about half the contents of the chemical store, most of which had not been used for over 40 years (I'm not kidding!)
I don't see any amines in the cupboard and I have looked at the chemical stock list too. Could ammonium nitrate, sulphate or chloride be the cause?
 
I would concur, Amines smell of fish and also overheating PC boards smell fishy, otherwise, what have people been getting up to in there!!?? ;) :laughing:
 

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I don't see any amines in the cupboard and I have looked at the chemical stock list too. Could ammonium nitrate, sulphate or chloride be the cause?
Can't see those guys being the cause
If it's not too much like effort wanna give us the full list of that cupboard?
See if we can pick out a culprit?
 
Can't see those guys being the cause
If it's not too much like effort wanna give us the full list of that cupboard?
See if we can pick out a culprit?
Here you go. Its frustrating me that I can't find the cause because it sticks to your hands and everything and it just generally not very pleasant!
Aluminium Metal Powder
Aluminium Chloride Anhydrous
Aluminium Chloride-6-water
Ammonium Chloride Anhydrous
Ammonium Nitrate
Ammonium Sulphate
Barium Chloride-2-water
Barium Hydroxide
Barium Nitrate
Calcium Metal Granular
Calcium Carbonate
Calcium Carbonate small marble chips
Calcium carbonate large marble chips
Calcium Chloride Anhydrous granules
Calcium Sulphate - Plaster of Paris
Carbon Powder
Citric Acid
Copper Carbonate II
Copper I Chloride
Copper II Chloride
Copper Oxide
Copper II Sulphate Anhydrous
Copper II Sulphate 5-Water *
Copper Metal Turnings
Glucose
Iron III Chloride
Iron Filings fine
Iron III Oxide
Iron Sulphate 7 Water
Lead Nitrate
Lead Shot
Lithium Chloride Anhydrous
Lithium Hydroxide
Lithium Alkali Metal
Magnesium Carbonate
Magnesium Chloride
Magnesium Hydroxide
Magnesium Metal Powder
Magnesium Oxide
Magnesium Ribbon
Magnesium Sulphate
Magnesium Turnings
Manganese IV Oxide
Oxalic Acid
Phenyl Salicylate (Salol)
Potassium Bromide
Potassium Bromate
Potassium Chlorate
Potassium Chloride
Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphate V
Potassium Hydroxide Pellets *
Potassium Iodide
Potassium Alkali Metal
Potassium Nitrate
Potassium Permanganate
Potassium Sulphate
Sodium Acetate 3-Water
Sodium Carbonate Anhydrous *
Sodium Chloride
Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate (Sod. Bicarb)
Sodium Hydroxide Pellets *
Sodium Alkali Metal
Sodium Metabisulphite
Sodium Tetraborate 10-water (Borax)
Sodium Sulphite Anhydrous
Sodium Thiosulphate *
Solid Fuel Tablets
Starch
Strontium Chloride
Sulphur Flowers of
Tin Metal Powder
Zinc filings
Zinc Metal Granular
Zinc Metal Powder
Zinc Sulphate
 

CovTech

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Here you go. Its frustrating me that I can't find the cause because it sticks to your hands and everything and it just generally not very pleasant!
Aluminium Metal Powder
Aluminium Chloride Anhydrous
Aluminium Chloride-6-water
Ammonium Chloride Anhydrous
Ammonium Nitrate
Ammonium Sulphate
Barium Chloride-2-water
Barium Hydroxide
Barium Nitrate
Calcium Metal Granular
Calcium Carbonate
Calcium Carbonate small marble chips
Calcium carbonate large marble chips
Calcium Chloride Anhydrous granules
Calcium Sulphate - Plaster of Paris
Carbon Powder
Citric Acid
Copper Carbonate II
Copper I Chloride
Copper II Chloride
Copper Oxide
Copper II Sulphate Anhydrous
Copper II Sulphate 5-Water *
Copper Metal Turnings
Glucose
Iron III Chloride
Iron Filings fine
Iron III Oxide
Iron Sulphate 7 Water
Lead Nitrate
Lead Shot
Lithium Chloride Anhydrous
Lithium Hydroxide
Lithium Alkali Metal
Magnesium Carbonate
Magnesium Chloride
Magnesium Hydroxide
Magnesium Metal Powder
Magnesium Oxide
Magnesium Ribbon
Magnesium Sulphate
Magnesium Turnings
Manganese IV Oxide
Oxalic Acid
Phenyl Salicylate (Salol)
Potassium Bromide
Potassium Bromate
Potassium Chlorate
Potassium Chloride
Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphate V
Potassium Hydroxide Pellets *
Potassium Iodide
Potassium Alkali Metal
Potassium Nitrate
Potassium Permanganate
Potassium Sulphate
Sodium Acetate 3-Water
Sodium Carbonate Anhydrous *
Sodium Chloride
Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate (Sod. Bicarb)
Sodium Hydroxide Pellets *
Sodium Alkali Metal
Sodium Metabisulphite
Sodium Tetraborate 10-water (Borax)
Sodium Sulphite Anhydrous
Sodium Thiosulphate *
Solid Fuel Tablets
Starch
Strontium Chloride
Sulphur Flowers of
Tin Metal Powder
Zinc filings
Zinc Metal Granular
Zinc Metal Powder
Zinc Sulphate
I reckon it's your fuel tablets

Primary ingredient in most of them is Hexamine
 
Sounds like you have an airborne contaminant , maybe an Amine , any split containers ? we have 2 kilos of Methylamine Hydrochloride in our store which would most likely be the culprit have you anything like that chem ?

strange
 
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