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KT5004 - Beilstein Kit

KT5004 - Beilstein Kit

SKU: KT5004

The Beilstein test is a simple qualitative chemical test for organic halides. It was developed by Friedrich Konrad Beilstein. A copper wire is cleaned and heated in a Bunsen burner flame. Vapors from a sample to be tested are drawn into the torch air intake and pyrolyze. If the pyrolysis products contain halogen atoms (chlorinated solvents/pesticides, pcb’s, chlorinated degreasers/refrigerant oils, insulating fluids) they will react with the copper forming a copper halide and producing a brilliant blue-green flame. (Propane Tank is not included with the Kit.)


The Kit contains:

  • Copper Wire Tool
  • Methanol
  • 40 tubes
  • 40 pipettes
  • Epoxy Coated Test Tube Rack
  • Torch Head
  • Torch Head Stand
  • Test Tube Clamp
  • Complete Set Of Instructions


Beilstein Kit Tests For:

  • Halogenated Hydrocarbons
  • Chlorinated Solvents
  • PCB’s
  • Pesticides
  • Degreasers
  • Refrigerants
  • Halon Ext Agents


Determine if Haz Wastes contain these persistent and bio-accumulative substances for proper waste segregation.

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