Chemistry Storeroom


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.

Other department researchers can also become a customer in the Chemistry Storeroom.  New applicant must fill out the "New Customer Form" and apply in person to the storeroom personnel.  Once accepted, the new customer can also shop from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, except between noon – 1:00 p.m.

On your first visit to the storeroom, please introduce yourself to the storeroom personnel.  They will show you around and explain the procedures for signing out inventory items. All items removed from the storeroom MUST be entered on the workstation computer, (in order to maintain inventory and generate monthly billings).


Gerry Kohring

Nathan Anderson

Michele Bigings
Storeroom Manager/Buyer
Office: McMillen 102
Phone: 314-935-4246
Storeroom Assistant Manager
Office: McMillen 102
Phone: 314-935-6562
Storeroom Assistant
Office: McMillen 102
Phone: 314-935-8150






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 left in the Storeroom's mailbox in M525, or if urgent, bring it to the Storeroom Office for immediate handling.
  • 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.