Request approval for MEK

Mary Tang mtang at
Mon Jun 20 15:10:53 PDT 2005

Hi SpecMat'ers --

I take it this hasn't been approved yet?  If not, please let's hold off 
on approving this.  We can do without MEK in the lab, particularly in 1 
liter quantities, and especially as most people seem to deposit 
alkanethiols using just ethanol, or if they are concerned about 
oxidation, then toluene (not great stuff, either, I admit.)  It would be 
helpful if she could indicate why MEK would be needed.  What do you think? 


Xiaojuan Fan wrote:

>Dear SpecMat,
>I am wrinting to request approval for bringing Methl Ethel Ketone into SNF
>Please find the chemiscal MSDS in the attachment.
>I will use it for making dilute alkanedithiol solution(10mM), then put gold
>wafer into the solution to make self-assembly monolayers.
>The glass bottle is 1 L. Please advise where to store it. Thank you very
>My coral name: xfan
>Dr. Xiaojuan (Judy) Fan
>Oliver Research Lab
>Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
>University of California, Santa Cruz
>Santa Cruz, CA 95064
>Tel: (831) 459-4225
>Fax: (831) 459- 2935
>Email: xfan at

Mary X. Tang, Ph.D.
Stanford Nanofabrication Facility
CIS Room 136, Mail Code 4070
Stanford, CA  94305
mtang at

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