Chemistry Storeroom

Storeroom Reopening to Campus

Storeroom Reopening to Campus

The Chemistry Storeroom is happy to announce it will be able to open to other departments on the Danforth Campus. There may still be some items that we cannot sell to other departments and some items will still have limits on how much can be taken.
This effort to open to other departments will take some work on the part of the storeroom and the account holders and individual shoppers.
It has been almost three years since we have been able to serve other departments and many of those customers have left the University. We have also missed three years of auditing customer accounts and users from the non-chemistry accounts. There is also information that we need to collect since implementing WorkDay.
In order to get the accounts back up to date all accounts and individual shoppers will be suspended. In order to reactivate the account we will need the form below (Chemistry Storeroom Reactivation Form) completed by the PI account holder. The individual shoppers can have their authorization reactivated after the account has been reactivated.
There are two versions of the form at the bottom of the website the first is a Docusign power form that will automatically be sent to the storeroom when completed and the second is a downloadable PDF that can be filled out and brought to the storeroom.
Any new individual shoppers should still fill out the new customer form below after the account is reactivated.


The Chemistry Storeroom is located in McMillen Chemistry Labs Rm 102. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except from noon to 1:00 p.m. (closed during lunch).

Shop in the storeroom

After a researcher is setup with an account, they can shop during normal working hours.  The storeroom supplies general  chemicals, glassware, apparatus, and miscellaneous supplies.

New customer order form should be filled out and emailed to

New customers should watch the storeroom orientation video before visting the storeroom. Storeroom User Orientation



Gerry Kohring


Michele Bigings   Matt Beck
Storeroom Manager/Buyer
Office: McMillen 102
Phone: 314-935-4246

Storeroom Assistant
Office: McMillen 102
Phone: 314-935-8150




Purchasing/Receiving Assistant
Office: McMillen 102
Phone: 314-935-6562




In order to stay compliant with the laws and rules of shipping we have two forms that need to be filled out depending on what you are shipping. These forms must be filled out completely and legibly. They must be brought to the Chemistry Storeroom with the item to be shipped.

The sample shipment declaration form will need to be filled out when shipping a non hazardous sample to a collaborator or to a company for elemental analysis. To use this method of shipping the sample can not be listed as dangerous goods by the government. The official listing of dangerous goods is "CFR 49 section 172.101". This can be found online but make sure you are on the official government website or we have a hard copy in the storeroom office.

The chemical shipping request form must also be filled out completely and legibly. This type of shipping has many regulations and rules that must be followed. Failure to follow shipping regulations can result in federal fines and penalties. It may take a number of days to find the correct shipping procedure, and correct packing material.  Please plan ahead and be patient.

list of dangerous goods


The storeroom supervisor, Gerry Kohring, handles all Purchase Orders for the Department. (Purchase orders for other departments cannot be processed in the Chemistry Dept.) There are two types of pre-requisition forms; one for chemical orders and one for non-chemical orders. Links to these forms are below.

  • Forms provide directions for requesting emergency orders.
  • Your professor must sign all pre-requisitions before the order can be placed.
  • Completed forms should be emailed to
  • After the order has been processed, the pre-requisition is copied and returned to you for your records.
  • Please keep this form for the document number will assist us should you have questions as to the status of an item.
  • When your items arrive, the storeroom will notify you