How dangerous is it working with 2-aminobenzimidazole, iminoesters and 1,3,5-triazine? Has there been any cases of health problems recorded concerning those three compounds?
closed as off-topic by Jan, Todd Minehardt, Wildcat, M.A.R., jerepierre Nov 9 '15 at 20:22
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Looking up the chemical you're working with is always a good idea, but you need to look closer and evaluate the specific danger those chemicals present to you. What you want to look at are the danger symbols and the hazard and precautionary statements. Those will tell you the specific dangers a chemical presents.
If you look up your first substance, 2-aminobenzimidazole, it looks pretty tame for organic chemistry standards. It has an exclamation mark as danger symbol, which doesn't tell you much, but the absence of a skull and crossbones and a health hazard symbol tell you that this probably won't kill you immediately. This doesn't mean the stuff is harmless, but it is also not extremely toxic. If you look at the hazard statements of this chemical you'll find that you shouldn't get it into your eyes, on your skin or breathe it. All of that is a good idea when working with any chemical, and this is exactly what you should learn when studying chemistry. This is a really tame chemical compared to a lot of stuff organic chemists work regularly with, but you still should avoid exposing yourself to it.
Your second item is an entire category of chemicals, I'll skip it for this reason. The third one is a bit more dangerous than the first one, it has a corrosive and a health hazard danger symbol. You want to avoid contact with it, but that's what all your protective equipment like safety goggles, your lab coat and your fume hood are for.
I'm not saying those chemicals are harmless, they're not. But they are less dangerous than many other common chemicals in an organic chemistry lab.