SPL Chemical Resources

Chemical Resources


All Sample Preparation Labs are stocked with an assortment of common solvents, acids, bases, buffers, and other reagents. See our Chemical Inventories for a list of available reagents. Chemical inventories are organized according to the Stanford Compatible Storage Group Guide. If you need large quantities of any chemicals, please order or bring your own supply (see below). Please obtain the Lab Manager's permission before using or removing chemicals from the laboratories.

See LCLS Chemical Inventory  

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

If you will be working with any samples or reagents that are significantly toxic, reactive, corrosive, flammable, or otherwise especially hazardous, we may require an approved SOP before you can begin work. Examples: Reagents with an NFPA Rating of 3 or 4 in any category, nanomaterials, heavy metals, pyrophoric materials, water reactive materials.

Blank SOP LCLS Nanomaterial Checklist

Ordering Chemicals

All chemical orders must be placed through SLAC’s chemical procurement system; you cannot direct ship chemicals from a supplier to SLAC. Please contact us for ordering requests at least 3 weeks in advance. Provide the following information: chemical name, manufacturer’s name, part number, size, date required, user account number, Safety Data Sheets, and a 1-2 sentence description of chemical handling plans.

Shipping Chemicals & Samples

If you are shipping chemicals and/or samples to and from LCLS, please see the Shipping Equipment & Materials page.

Bringing Chemicals & Samples

If you are planning to transport your chemicals or samples to SLAC, strict adherence to Departement of Transportation rules is required. Please contact Sample Prep Lab Staff or the for approval and guidance.