Standard Operating Procedures

While running a potentially dangerous reaction (toxicity, fire, etc), you are not allowed to leave the lab or the building. Also, the chemistry should be clearly indicated on the hood door or on an open page in your lab book. If there is a problem (like hoods shutting down unexpectedly..), at least this way we have a better chance to avoid accidents.

Lab Security

Summary of Eye Protection and Lecture Bottle Storage Policies

Using Material Safety Data Sheets

Personal Protective Equipment Use In The Lab

Guidelines for Using Chemical Syringes

Safe Handling of Cannulas and Needles in Chemistry Laboratories

Chemical Waste Handling

Secondary Containments

Safe Use of Compressed Gases

Lecture Bottle Alternatives

Safe Use of Parr Hydrogenators

High Hazards Operation Procedure (HHOP) for Pyrophoric Chemicals

Safe Handling of Pyrophoric Liquids

Guidelines for Use of Carbon Monoxide Gas

Guidelines for Use of Health Hazard 3 & 4 Gases

Safe Handling & Disposal of Peroxide Forming Chemicals

Safe Handling & Disposal of Azides

Guidelines for Use of Hydrofluoric Acid (HF) - Note: calcium gluconate is kept in our 7th floor labs. Contact Taber or PW if needed.

Guidelines for Use of Nitric Acid

Guidelines for Using Ammonia - Note: also look at the SOP on "Lecture Bottle Alternatives" and contact PW for quantities >10 mL.

Guidelines for Use of Ozone and the Ozone Generator

Guidelines for Working with Laboratory Carcinogens

Guidelines for Working with Nanoparticles

Guidelines for Transporting Chemicals

Guidelines for Biological Sample QC

Laboratory Electrical Equipment


DISCLAIMER: These guidelines are for the benefit of the Wipf Research Group, and not intended for use by unauthorized or untrained personnel.

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