SOP Library

The Iowa State University Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) provides these Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as a starting point for researchers to develop SOPs that are tailored to the specific circumstances of the researcher’s lab.  These SOPs have been submitted by Iowa State University researchers and staff and EH&S makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or sufficiency of their content for any specific lab.  EH&S expressly disclaims any warranty or liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this site. 

Chemicals Equipment
Acetone for cleaningAutoclave Operation
Base Bath to Clean Glassware Eyewash Flushing
B-Mercaptoethanol Melting Point Apparatus
Chemical Handling PPE Requirements
Diethyl Ether Refrigerator and Freezer Usage
Handling Carcinogens Rotary Evaporators
Handling Cryogenic Material Schlenk Line
Handling Suspected CarcinogensSharps
Organolithium Reagents Sure Seal Bottles
Particularly Hazardous Substances (PHS) Transporting Compressed Gas Cylinders and Cryogens
Preparing Herbicide Solutions Use of Drying Ovens
Synthesis of Small Organic Molecules Use of Hot Plates
Tamoxifen Vacuum Pumps on Schlenk Line
Use of Hydrofluoric Acid (HF)