request to use materials on the profilometer and AFM

Whitney Gaynor whitg at
Tue Aug 1 13:54:11 PDT 2006


My name is Whitney Gaynor, and I am a graduate student in Peter 
Peumans' group. I am not yet a labmember, and as such I do not have a 
coral login, but will become one if my new materials request is 
approved. My email address is whitg at, and my phone number 
is 650 704 8629.

There are two chemicals that I would like to bring into SNF. The 
first is ruthenium acetylacetonate, or Ru(acac)3. Its molecular 
formula is Ru(C5H7O2)3, and the CAS number is 14284-93-6. It was 
purchased from Sigma Aldrich Co.

Sigma Aldrich
Customer Service
PO Box 14508
St. Louis, MO 63178
Phone: 800-325-3010

The MSDS is attached to this email. On the MSDS it is labeled as 
toxic, an irritant, a neurological hazard, a teratogen, and a 
possible mutagen.

The second chemical that I would like to bring in is 
4,4',4''-Tris(N-3-methylphenyl-N-phenylamino)triphenylamine, or more 
commonly, MTDATA. Its molecular formula is C57H48N4, and its CAS 
number is 124729-98-2. It was purchased from H.W. Sands Co.

H.W. Sands Co.
1080 East Indiantown Rd, Suite 206
Jupiter, FL 33477
Phone: (561) 743 8090

The MSDS is also attached to this email. On the MSDS it is labeled as 
stable but emits toxic fumes if ignited. It poses heath hazards to 
sensitive individuals but these hazards are relatively mild and 
exposure must be in large quantities.

I am evaporating these thin solid films to use in organic solar cells 
and need to measure thickness and roughness with AFM and 
profilometer. While both chemicals are originally in powder form, the 
only form in which I will be bringing it into the lab is in thin 
solid films on glass substrates. The films will only be brought in to 
be measured on the AFM and profilometer, no other equipment, and are 
very thin, on the order of nanometers. The total mass of the films is 
less than 5 mg per sample.

The samples will not be stored in the cleanroom, nor will any waste 
be created and disposed of in the cleanroom.

Thank you for considering my request. Please let me know if you 
require any additional information from me.


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