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  1. I was an undergrad when I started doing research in a chem lab. The first reaction I was doing by myself involved n-butyllithium (less reactive than tert-butyl lithium but still very reactive). Before I started the grad student I worked with made me look up and the story of the UCLA student who died working with butyllithium. When I did the reaction I was quite scared.

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