Chemistry Shop

Welcome to the Chemistry Shop!  Here you can find all information regarding ordering, storing, and recycling chemicals in the DoC.  In addition, we have formalized the process of requesting in-house service by our technical staff. Most recently, we have added information about software. 

Ordering Chemicals, Supplies and Gas Cylinders. The department will no longer be accepting paper forms. To order chemicals or other needed equipment, open the  ChemistryDepartmentPurchaseRequest . Fill out the form with the required items and submit it for approval. The posted form is used for ordering chemicals, supplies, and gas cylinders, but you should prepare separate orders for chemicals and supplies. Learn more about procedure and timeline for compressed gas orders so that you can plan your lab work. The University of Missouri establishes contracts with different suppliers to provide specific items at discounted prices; visit Show Me Shop Suppliers for details.

Solvents from bulk supply. The Department of Chemistry has bulk stocks of various solvents and can dispense solvents to university researchers. (We currently stock acetone, methanol, ethanol, chloroform, and glacial acetic acid; others may be stocked if sufficient demand exists.) Solvents can be dispensed into suitable containers of 20 liters or less. In order to receive solvents dispensed from the bulk stock, complete the Bulk Solvent Request Form and follow the instructions given. Note that available volumes and pick-up times may be limited. Questions regarding solvent availability, container suitability, etc., should be directed to

Annual Orders.  Chemicals, supplies, and equipment for laboratory courses can be ordered with the fillable PDF forms Alternatively and preferably, annual orders can be supplied to the department office as an Excel file that contains the same information in six columns.  Such an order should contain the course number, the semester, and the instructor’s name in the filename, i.e., “CHEM1319_FS21_Woelk.xlsx” or “CHEM2219_FS21_Bone.xlsx”.  The items requested should be separated into one list of “consumables” and another list of “permanent equipment”; all on one sheet.  The department office will compare an incoming order for a given course and semester to the appropriate previous request.

Requesting In-House Technical Support. As a first step toward improving in-house service, the request process is being improved. To request service by technical staff, download the Technical Support Request Form and open with Adobe. This request form shall be used both for requests for maintenance and service of departmental instrumentation and of research group instrumentation. Requests for technical support of departmental instrumentation do not require a MoCode, may be filled out by students and/or faculty, and need to be digitally signed by the faculty adviser. Requests for technical support of  research group instrumentation do require a MoCode, may be filled out by students or faculty, and need to be digitally signed by the faculty adviser. Completed service request forms should be emailed to Requests will be assigned priority as follows. Online progress tracking will be implemented in SP21.

Priority 1: Addressing safety issues. 
Priority 2: Teaching needs, incl. instrument training. 
Priority 3: Department projects (incl. lab migration, chemical chain, inventory, acquisition, hardware, …)
Priority 4: Maintenance of shared departmental instrumentation. 
Priority 5: Maintenance of research group instrumentation. 

Gaussian Software.  With support by the deans of CASE and CEC, the S&T Cluster Computing Center, and the departments of chemistry and physics, S&T acquired site licenses for Gaussian16 (G16) and Linda for linux/unix systems as well as for GaussView6 (GV6) for windows in January 2021. G16 and Linda are installed in the Foundry computer system.  All software pieces can be installed on any number of systems on campus.  Note that the software may be installed on student computers so long as they are current students and properly credit Gaussian, Inc. for any publications that utilized Gaussian’s software.  To request an installation, please contact Ms. Lua Smith, BTA, Asset Management,  Information Technology; phone 573-341-7990; email:

ChemOffice Software. The department of chemistry provides funding for one installation of ChemOffice to every member of the active faculty and for a second installation of ChemOffice for shared use in their research groups. Faculty who want the software installed on more computers in their group may do so with provision of a MoCode (ca. $65 per license).  Faculty who would prefer alternative software for this kind may seek reimbursement for one faculty license and one student license up to the amount of the ChemOffice cost. The department of chemistry also pays for ChemOffice for 10 seats in the Computer Learning Centers (CLCs) for class assignments. Access to ChemOffice is available in any of the CLCs on campus, but limited to a maximum of 10 simultaneous users.  To request an installation, please contact Mr. Dave Satterfield, Senior Electronics Technician, Department of Chemistry; phone (573) 341-7287; email: Mr. Satterfield will work with Ms. Lua Smith, BTA, Asset Management, Information Technology; phone 573-341-7990; email: