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Stockroom FAQ

 

Where is the stockroom? And, where is chemical storage?
What are the hours of operation?
Who do I contact about stockroom needs, questions, or concerns?
I'm a new user. Do you have new user orientation?
What I need is out of stock. What now?
How do I access the online stockroom catalog?
What is the laboratory waste schedule?
Who do I see about keys in the Department of Chemistry?
Who do I see about lab coats? And how do I get my lab coat cleaned?
What's the schedule for dry ice delivery?
What is the bulk solvents order/inventory schedule?
What gasses are stocked? What are the specific procedures for gasses?
What are the liquid nitrogen dewar fill instructions?
How do I check out/purchase items from the stockroom?

 

Where is the stockroom? And, where is chemical storage?

The stockroom is located in Frick B01 which is in the basement hallway joining Frick and Jadwin. Chemical storage is in rooms B01A and B01B within the stockroom.

What are the hours of operation?

Members of the Department of Chemistry have 24 hour / 7 days a week access.

For non-chemistry customers, the hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Who do I contact about stockroom needs, questions, or concerns?

• Kevin Wilkes - kwilkes@princeton.edu - phone: 8-3920 - office: B03
• Phil Fairall - pfairall@princeton.edu - phone: 8-3913 - office: B01C

I'm a new user. Do you have new user orientation?

Welcome! And, yes! Orientation for new users (or a refresher for current users) is held on the first Monday of every month at 10 a.m. in the stockroom. Please contact Kevin to sign-up. Advance notice is much preferred, but feel free to just show up.

What I need is out of stock. What now?

The stockroom shelves are checked daily for out-of-stock items. If you are unable to find what you need, contact Kevin Wilkes (room B03) or Phil Fairall (room B01C) for an item not on the shelf. For special stockroom requests or comments, please use the dry erase board next to the Chemical Storage room.

How do I access the online stockroom catalog?

Click visit the online stockroom catalog...

What is the laboratory waste schedule?

• Solvent Waste drop-off is every Wednesday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.
• Chemical waste is sent out for disposal the last Wednesday of the month. 
• Mercury pick up is the last Wednesday in January, May and September.

Contact Phil Fairall directly to be escorted to the waste collection room at Jadwin loading dock.

Who do I see about keys in the Department of Chemistry?

Keys for offices, group rooms and labs can be obtained from Kevin Wilkes in B03.

Who do I see about lab coats? And how do I get my lab coat cleaned?

Alice Monachello - amonache@princeton.edu - phone: 8-7048 - office: 128 - will issue each lab member two personalized lab coats. The Department of Chemistry requires that lab coats be worn at the bench in every wet lab. Soiled lab coats can be placed in the hamper outside of B03 to be professionally cleaned. Your professionally cleaned lab coat can be picked up outside the stockroom. Cleaning takes about a week.

What's the schedule for dry ice delivery?

Dry ice is delivered to blue containers in connecting lab hallways every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, except on holidays. 

What is the bulk solvents order/inventory schedule?

Orders for bulk solvents are placed every Monday morning at 11:30 a.m. and every Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. A physical inventory is taken one half-hour prior to placing the order and the order is sized to fill the cabinets to their maximum capacity for the week or weekend. PLEASE be mindful of this fact and withdraw solvents BEFORE 11:00 a.m. on Monday and BEFORE 9:00 a.m. on Thursday.

What gasses are stocked? What are the specific procedures for gasses?

We stock argon, carbon dioxide, compressed air, helium, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, and zero helium. For specific procedures on gas handling, please see this document...

What are the liquid nitrogen dewar fill instructions?

Please see this document...

How do I checkout/purchase items from the stockroom?

Here's the guide for Department of Chemistry users... Here's the guide for all other users...