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Sign-up for Equipment

  • For the following heavily used equipment please sign-up in advance.
    • PNA synthesizer
    • Lyophilizer
  • All other equipment is first come first served.

Labeling and MSDS

  • All samples prepared and/or used in the lab must be labeled with the following information: your name, chemical composition, date of preparation, and safety warning. If you are using any abbreviation, the full name must be given at the end of your lab notebooks.
  • MSDS sheets of all chemicals used in the lab must be included in the MSDS binder of that lab.

Sink Usage

  • Do not leave your items in the sink.
  • Wipe down counter to keep area clean and dry


  • Clean balances after use
  • Don't leave spatulas lying around
  • Put reagents back after use
  • Throw away any weighing papers/trays and trash, even if it's someone else's mess


  • Wear gloves in the lab when doing any experiment and lab coat/safety glasses when working in the fume hood. Take off your gloves when leaving the lab.
  • Before using any chemicals, read their Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
  • If your experiment needs to go on for a long period of time and you need to leave (provided that it is safe and does not disturb other users) indicate your name, contact info, and the expected termination time.
  • If you finished any common items/chemicals inform the person in charge of ordering.
  • Put all reagents back after use
  • Clean up any spills
  • Make sure everything is neatly arranged
  • Throw away any trash