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Standard Operating Procedures

RADiCAL tool

Please use the RADiCAL tool to write your laboratory-specific standard operating procedures (SOPs). All SOPs must be reviewed and signed by  laboratory members and documented in the Laboratory Safety Manual binder.

The SOP library is not a comprehensive list of the chemical inventory of the UC Merced campus, nor should it be implied that all of the chemicals included in the inventory are currently in use on the UC Merced campus.


Does my reagent or process require a standard operating procedure?


It does if it is on the list of chemicals requiring SOPs, or if the Safety Data Sheet lists the following GHS codes in section 2: H200, H201, H202, H203, H204, H240, H241, H242, H260, H300, H310, H314, H318, H330,H340, H341, H350, H360 or H361.

Useful resources for writing SOPs

What if my chemical does not have an SOP listed?

If your chemical is not listed, you may use the templates for chemical families and create an SOP for your specific chemical, or send a request to For example, if no SOP existed for vinyl magnesium iodide, you could start with the template for Grignard reagents.