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Providing chemicals, apparatus, tools, hardware, office and cleaning supplies. Available spreadsheet listings are chemicalslab supplies, and office supplies.

If you are not from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, but from a local Twin Cities University, please send an email to Victor Munsch ( for possible access to the spreadsheets.

Ordering Protocols during COVID-19

The Chemistry Research Stockroom resumes operations, Monday, May 18, 2020. However, it will only be open for pre-order requests sent by email to and in-person pick-up when those orders have been filled. Entry into the stockroom for browsing will not be permitted. Customers must bring their own pens for writing and their own carts to transport items.
For all orders, send an email to There are no exceptions: no in-person or phone orders. 

Orders should be placed between 7:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to be filled the same day. Orders will hopefully be filled within an hour and picked up the same day they are placed.  

Include a list of items and following details:

  1. your name
  2. principal investigator or faculty adviser name
  3. your CHEM stockroom card account number (1 to 5 digits, on your stockroom card)
  4. stockroom catalog number and description of each item you are ordering
  5. quantity or size of each item

You can use this ordering example form to help place your order. You can get a complete description of the item being ordered by copying and pasting from the chemical, lab supplies, office supplies spreadsheets. 

An email will be sent to the purchaser when items are ready for pickup. Orders will hopefully be filled within 1 hour. All orders should be picked up the same day placed.  Any large orders that take time to fill and placed after 3:30 p.m. can be picked up the following morning.

Please come down within one (1) hour of order pickup confirmation and announce your arrival at the door. The Stockroom is closed from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for lunch, so please remember that it might take an additional hour at this time for processing.

Please try to place larger orders less frequently instead of many small orders on demand. Research groups should try to have one person doing their orders to help limit the number of people coming to the stockroom to pick up orders. Stockroom personnel will bring your order into the hall. Please keep your distance. When stockroom personnel vacate the hall then you can pick up your order.

Important: All standard safety protocols remain in place for secondary containment or use of approved carts to transport your chemicals. The Stockroom will not lend carts to transport orders.

Liquid Nitrogen/Dry Ice Sales

All Liquid Nitrogen and dry ice sales will be written on the sheet provided at the self-service stations. You must bring your own pen to avoid contamination.

  • Liquid Nitrogen: You must wear appropriate gloves for filling and touching the fill handles when dispensing the LN2.
  • Dry Ice: You must wear appropriate gloves while unlocking the lock and touching the handle\lid.

Gas Cylinders

Gas Cylinders: When purchasing gas cylinders, the door will remain open during the day. You must bring your own pen to fill out the cylinder cards for purchase.

Sales Card Application & Temporary Stockroom Cards

Note: Immediate access to make purchases in the stockroom will not be possible. With chemistry's business staff working remotely, any request for a new stockroom account or changes to existing accounts should be made using the Sales Card Application & Temporary Stockroom Card form. Users should complete the Sales Card Application & Temporary Stockroom Card form and get the required principal investigator and accountant signatures. Send the completed form to At least initially, staff will be onsite once a week to process changes.

Location & Hours


Department of Chemistry
Room S-17 Smith Hall
207 Pleasant St. SE
Minneapolis. MN 55455
Note: no in-person or phone orders permitted


Email order requests to
7:45 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 
12:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Closed for all University holidays