I was referring more to oral toxicity of organic nitrate salts, the gases/vapours of HNO3 aren't going to be a problem because I have at least a reasonably quality of gas mask, and am upgrading to full military grade full face mask soon
Still, what would be THE lightest possible acid to use for my experiment?
This one is giving me a pain-in-the-ass headache trying to work it out at 2.10 in the morning lol,
I was thinking, wouldn't the permanganate salt be lighter than sulfate?
although I am not too keen on either A: making too much permanganic anhydride at once, or B: the general oxidising nature of permanganic acid/permanganates,
Would permanganic acid (not anhydride) be sufficient to destroy alkaloids?
I don't want to mess up an expensive experiment
Actually, I think the gas that I worry about most that I have worked with is HF, I have no experience as yet with elemental F, but hydrogen fluoride for some reason scares the shite out of me, I just get VERY nervous on the rare occasion that I have to use it.