You can find further information in UnivIS, in the Module guides, on the schedules, in StudOn or please ask the lab course supervisor.
– Inorganic Chemistry (Lab course information)
– Organic Chemistry
– Physical Chemistry (Lab course information)
– Molecular Nanoscience
– Molecular Life Science
Every student who participates in a lab course in Inorganic, Organic, or Physical Chemistry is required to have current and valid laboratory insurance before starting the course.
The lab insurance can be purchased online via http://www.laborversicherung.de/
The lab insurance is valid for all lab courses, and for one semester at a time.
The usual safety regulations governing laboratory coursework apply to our chemical laboratories as well; these regulations especially concern wearing safety goggles, overalls, and protective gloves; additionally, it is forbidden to eat, drink, or smoke in the laboratory areas.
Detailed safety instructions are available both in the laboratory and as a handout. Students are required to familiarize themselves with the theoretical basics of residual reactions prior to each experiment. Any equipment used in an experiment must be thoroughly checked beforehand.
Assistants are responsible for ensuring adherence to laboratory safety procedures and have the authority to undertake sanctions if necessary, such as excluding disruptive students from the lab. Assistants are also expected to know and keep record of any potential risks and the relevant safety regulations of any chemicals used in the experiments as well as their products.
Chemicals and glassware need to be handled carefully to ensure a safe environment for other assistants and students using the laboratories. Damaged glassware is to be immediately fixed or disposed of, and chemicals that emit toxic vapors are only to be handled under a fume hood.
Failure to adhere to safety regulations will result in consequences, and can lead to temporary or permanent exclusion from the laboratory course.
All experiments done in the laboratory must be documented in a lab notebook. Experiment reports require documentation of both reaction equations and reaction mechanisms. Reaction equations, reaction mechanisms, and description of the chemicals involved are to be recorded prior to execution of the experiment.