Example synthesis experimental form

SSME experimental and safety setup: solid state synthesis (example)
Project code
Experiment explanation
Chemicals needed for
synthesis #1
Chemicals needed for
cleaning #1
Hazard statements
(H-Codes from MSDS)
(Or R-Phrases)
: CaCO3 and MnO2
: Synthesis CaMnO3 pellets for target in PLD
: HNO3 , HCl and Vim scouring powder
R 37/38: Irritating to respiratory system and skin
R 41: Risk of serious damage to eyes
R 20/22: Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed
HNO3 and HCl:
H272 : May intensify fire; oxidizer : Oxidising liquids; Oxidising solids
H311 : Harmful in contact with skin : Acute toxicity, dermal
H314 : Causes severe skin burns and eye damage : Skin
H331 : Toxic if inhaled : Acute toxicity, inhalation
H335: May cause respiratory irritation : Specific target organ toxicity,
single exposure; Respiratory tract irritation
Vim Scouring powder:
None required
Precautionary statements
(P-Codes from MSDS)
(or S-Phrases)
: CaCO3:
S 26: In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water
and seek medical advice
S 36/37/39: Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face
S 25: Avoid contact with eyes
HNO3 and HCl:
P220: Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible materials
P261: Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray
P280: Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face
P305+P351+P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several
minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue
P310: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician
Vim Scouring powder:
Keep away from acids. Provided the product is stored in accordance with
the approved guidelines there are no known hazardous
decomposition products
Personal and others
: Gloves, lab coat, mask and eye protection for treating
powders clean spills immediately to protect coworkers from
Disposal and cleaning
Type of crucible
Furnace temperature
Start and end of
Time plan equipment #2
Precaution for out of
working hours
inhaling the nanoparticles
Gloves, lab coat and eye protection and use of fumehood
when cleaning mortars with Kings water (HCl + HNO3)
Keep powders in closed jars during transport and storage
Facial shield when taking powders from furnace and using
the hydraulic press
: Dispose all disposables and weighing dishes contaminated
with powders (nanoparticles) in the black waste bin
Clean the mortar with Vim and dispose the waste into waste
bin V (heavy metals)
Clean the mortar with Kings water and dispose into waste
bin V (heavy metals)
Dispose crucibles when contaminated in the black waste bin
Clean powder spills from the base of the furnace
Clean oil spills from the hydraulic press
: Planet mill Fritsch P6
Alumina Crucible
Loomis platen press
Nabertherm 1300 degree furnace for boiling off carbonic acid
Entech 1500 degree furnace for sintering pellets
D8 powder diffractometer
: Monday 12th september
Tuesday 20th september
: 1st day calculation the amount of powders and checking
disposables and make sure everything is abundant available
2nd day weigh powders use of planet mill and boiling off
carbonic acid in Nabertherm furnace
3th day checking powder with D8 and press pellets when the
carbonic acid is boiled off and place pellet in Entech else
continue boiling off carbonic acid in Nabertherm furnace
4th day check pellet with D8 when phase pure pellet ready
else powder sample and make new pellet and place in
Entech furnace
5th day check with D8 when phase pure pellet ready else
continue with homogenizing sample and repeat step
8th and/ or 9th day check with D8
: No need all lab work is done within 09:00 and 16:00
: Experimentalist: J. Baas
Daily supervisor: J. Baas
Amico: J. Baas
#1 Be aware that use of chemicals or equipment not mentioned here has to be reported to Jacob and
will delay your experiment
#2 Be sure you reserve the equipment beforehand