Safety & Resources

Laboratory Techniques

Schlenk Line Survival Guide & Air-free techniques (Dr. Andryj Borys)

Not Voodoo — Demystifying Synthetic Organic Chemistry (Prof Alison Frontier)

Safety Net — Laboratory SOPs (Prof Alex Miller)

UIUC Safety

DRS SOP — What to do in Life-Threatening or Non-Life Threatening Injury or Situation

  • Emergency — Call 911
  • Seek out relevant medical attention
  • Report Injury/Exposure/Spill/Fire/Near Miss to DRS — Call 217-333-2755
  • Inform Liviu (PI) and our group’s LSOs

Facilities Emergency work order 24/7 (severe water leak, utility loss, safety hazard, etc.) Call 217-333-0340

Mirica Safety Folder — Our SOPs, trainings, resources on Box

Joint Safety Team — Monthly slides covering safety topics, Links to Near Miss/Accident forms

Safety Information/Resources (DRS) — All UIUC resources & safety information

Dow Lab Safety Academy — Useful safety SOPs

DRS Safety Trainings — Required lab safety trainings

SCS Safety Exam — Required after having complete the trainings

Training checklist — Find additional trainings you may need

IBC Protocol — UIUC biosafety protocol

Biosafety Level 2 — Our DRS BL2 guide


CCDC — Search published crystal structures

Acidity-Basicity — pKa data

ChemCalc — Mass Spec predictions

NMR Chemical shifts of Trace impurities — OM 2010 & JOC 1997

SBDS, AIST Japan — Spectral Database for Organic Compounds

Organic Chemistry Data — Spectroscopy Resources for NMR, IR, UV, MS

Department Resources

Department How-To Guide

Chemistry graduate student organizations

Storeroom Inventory (Reaction)

Group and Shared Inventory (EMS)

Order a chemical (Reaction)

Search & Compare vendor prices under “Suppliers” (SciFinder)

NMR & EPR machinesSubmit sample

X-ray single crystalSubmit sample

Mass spectrometrySubmit sample

Elemental AnalysisSubmit sample

Computing Cluster (HPC)

SCS Glass Shop

SCS Electronics Services

SCS Machine Shop

Non-emergency facilities work order

University Resources

View grades, transcripts, rosters, and register for classes

Tax forms (W2, 1042-S, 1095-C)

Tax form 1098-T under “Account Billing”

Graduate Student Health InsuranceOpt-in every Fall/Spring/Summer

Activate UIUC Box, Google Drive, and Microsoft Office accounts

UIUC free software (WebStore)


Group Resources

Box folder & Group manual (must request access)

Google Calendar (must request access) — You must be using your UIUC gmail account (Activate here)

Slack group chat (must request access)

Shipping/ordering address:

[Your name]
School of Chemical Sciences
University of Illinois
Room 435, CLSL-A
600 S. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801-3602

Waste Management & Pickup

Liquid waste

Jerrican waste

Sharps, solids, and organometallic waste