Compound Formal name Chemical formula Hazards
(NH4)2SO4 Ammonium Sulfate (NH4)2SO4 Irritant
2-Propanol 2-Propanol C3H8O Flamable
3-amino-1,2,4-triazole 3-amino-1,2,4-triazole C2H4N4 Irritant, Carcinogen
Acetic acid Acetic Acid C2H4O2 Combustable, Corrosive, Unstable
Acetone dimethyl Ketone C3H6O Flamable, irritant
Agarose Agarose (seaweed extract) N/A N/A
Alconox Alconox (detergent) N/A Irritant
Ammonium persulfate Ammonium peroxydisulfate (NH4)2S2O8 Corrosive
B-NAD B-Nicotinamide
Benzalkonium Chloride Parasterol C27H50ClN Irritant, toxic
Bleach Sodium Hypochlorite ClNaO Corrosive
Bromophenol Blue 3',3'',5',5''-
tetrabromophenolsulfonephthalein
C19H10Br4O5S N/A
CaCl2 Calcium Chloride CaCl2 Irritant
CH3Cl Methyl Chloride CH3Cl Carcinogen
CHCl3 Trichloromethane CHCl3 Carcinogen, Irritant, Toxic
Chloroform Trichloromethane CHCl3 Carcinogen, Irritant, Toxic
dH2O Water, (autoclaved) H2O N/A
EDTA Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid C10H16N2O8 Irritant
EtBr Ethidium Bromide C21H20BrN3 Flamable, irritant, carcinogen
EtOH Ethanol/Ethyl alcohol CH3CH2OH Flamable, irritant
Formaldehyde Methyl Aldehyde CH2O Combustible, carcinogen, irritant, sensitizers, toxic
Glucose (sugar) Glucose C6H12O6 N/A
Glycerol 1,2,3 propanetriol C3H8O3 Combustable, irritant
H2O Water H2O N/A
H2O2 Hydrogen Peroxide H2O2 Corrosive, Irritant, Oxidizer
HCl Hydrodchloric Acid HCl Corrosive, carcinogen, irritant, toxic, water reactive
Hydroxylamine Hydroxyamine H3NO Corrosive, Carcinogen
I2 Iodine I2 Oxidizer, Toxic
Isopropanol Isopropyl alcohol C3H8O Flammable, Irritant
KAC Potassium Acetate C2H3KO2 Irritant
KCl Potassium Chloride KCl Irritant
KOAc Potassium Acetate C2H3KO2 Irritant
LB Luria Broth N/A N/A
LBM Luria Broth w/magnesium sulfate N/A N/A
LiAc Lithium Acetate C2H3LiO2 Irritant
Liquinox Liquinox (detergent) N/A Irritant
Lysine l-Lysine C6H14N2O2 N/A
Maltose (sugar) Maltose C12H22O11 N/A
Methanol Methyl Alcohol CH3OH Flamable, Irritant, carcinogen
MgCl2 Magnesium Chloride MgCl2 Irritant
MgSO4 Magnesium Sulfate MgSO4 N/A
Monensin, Sodium salt Monensin sodium C36H61NaO11 Toxic
MOPS 3-N-morpholino propansulfonic acid C7H15NO4S Irritant
Na Bicarb (baking soda) Sodium bicarbonate CHNaO3 N/A
Na2HPO4 Disodium Phosphate Na2HPO4 Irritant
NaCl (salt) Sodium chloride NaCl N/A
NaH2PO4 Sodium Phosphate Monobasaic HaH2PO4 Irritant
NaOAc Sodium Acetate C2H3NaO2 N/A
NaOH Sodium Hydroxide NaOH Corrosive
PBS Phosphate buffered saline N/A Irritant, Carcinogen, toxic
PEG-3000 Polyethylene Glycol-3000 C2H6O2 Unknown
PIPES PIPERAZINE-N-N'-BIS(2-
ETHANE SULFONIC ACID)
C8H18N2O6S2 Irritant
PO4 Buffer Phosphate buffered saline N/A Irritant, Carcinogen, toxic
Proline l-Proline C5H9NO2 N/A
Proponol 1-propanol C3H8O Flamable, Irritant
RBS RBS (cuvette cleaner) N/A Irritant
SDS Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate C12H25NaO4S Irritant, Sensitizer
Sodium bicarb.
(baking soda)
Sodium bicarbonate CHNaO3 N/A
Sodium Borohydride Sodium Borohydride NaBH4 Corrosive, Flamable
Sodium Periodate Sodium Metaperiodate INaO4 Irritant
SSC Sodium chloride/Sodium Citrate N/A N/A
TAE Tris Acetate-EDTA N/A Irritant
TBE TRIS Borate-EDTA N/A Irritant
TE TRIS EDTA N/A Irritant
TEMED N,N,N',N'-
Tetramethylethylenediamine
C6H16N2 Carrosive, flammable
TLE Tris Low EDTA N/A Irritant
TRIS 2,3-Dibromopropyl phosphate C9H15Br6O4P Irritant
TRIS-HCL/TRIS-Cl TRIS-Hydrochloride NH2C(CH2OH)3HCl Irritant
Trypto peptone N/A N/A Hygroscopic
Tryptophan 2-amino-3-indol-3-ylpropionic acid C11H12N2O2 Carcinogen
Tyrosine l-Tyrosine C9H11NO3 Irritant
Urea Urea CH4N2O Irritant
Xylene Cyanol Xylene Cyanol FF C25H27N2NAO7S2 Irritant
Yeast Extract N/A N/A Irritant
guanidinium chloride Guanidine Monohydrochloride CH6ClN3 Irritant, Toxic
Triton X-114 Scintillation surfactant N/A Irritant, Combustible
Guanidinium Thiocyanate Guanidine Thiocyanate C2H6N4S Irritant
QUIAGEN BUFFERS: Kind of Buffer Main components Hazard
AE Elution N/A N/A
ATL Tissue Lysis EDTA, SDS N/A
AW Wash N/A N/A
EB Elution N/A N/A
ER Endotoxin Removal 2-propanol, triton X-114 Irritant, flammable
G2 General Lysis guanidinium chloride, EDTA N/A
L1 Lambda TRIS, HCl N/A
L2 Lambda N/A N/A
L3 Lambda Tris N/A
L4 Lambda SDS N/A
L5 Lambda Acetic acid Irritant
N3 Neutralization Guanidinium chloride,
Acetic acid
Irritant, toxic
OEB Elution N/A N/A
P1 Resuspension N/A N/A
P2 Lysis SDS, NaOH Irritant
P3 Neutralization Acetic acid Irritant
PB Contains Chaotropic salts Guanidinium chloride,
2-propanol
Irritant, toxic,flammable
PE Wash N/A N/A
QBT Equilibration 2-Propanol Flammable
QC Wash 2-Propanol Flammable
QE Elution Sodium perchlorate Toxic
QF Elution 2-Propanol Flammable
QG Solubilization Guanidinium Thiocyanate Toxic
QN Elution 2-Propanol Flammable
QW Wash Sodium perchlorate N/A
QX1 Solubilization Sodium perchlorate Toxic
R2 Lysis SDS, NaOH Irritant
R3 Neutralization Acetic acid Irritant
RLT Lysis Guanidinium Chloride Toxic
TE Endotoxin free TE N/A N/A
MISC. Buffers & Solutions Function Components Hazard
HMA Buffer Gel Buffer 1M NaCl, 100mM TRIS,
20mM EDTA
Irritant
S.O.C. S.O.C. Bacterial Medium Tryptone, Yeast extract,
NaCl
Irritant
KCl, MgCl2, MgSO4, Glucose
10X Anneal Annealing Buffer Tris, NaCl Irritant
Stain Staining Gels Methanol, acetic acid,
Coomase stain
Irritant
FIX Fixing Gels Methanol, acetic acid Irritant
Destain Destaining Gels Methanol, acetic acid Irritant

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