Allowable Chemicals

Applicable to: The Deep, Metropolis

General

  • Wear rubber gloves for all chemicals except hot glue, wood glue, and white glue
  • Wear safety glasses for all chemicals except hot glue, wood glue, and white glue
  • Protect your work surface with butcher paper or scrap material
  • If you can’t find it on the the list, SEND SDS to metropolis-staff@mit.edu FIRST

Adhesives

  • Cyanoacrylate (super glue) – YES
  • Hot glue – YES
  • Single part silicone sealant – YES
  • Single part urethane (gorilla glue) – YES
  • Two part urethane adhesive – SEND SDS to metropolis-staff@mit.edu FIRST
  • Wood glue / White glue – YES
  • Acrylic Cement – YES, spray booth
  • Epoxy (consumer grade, small quantity) – YES

Coatings

Lubricants

  • Trimsol LC SF – YES
  • Boelube (all varieties) – YES
  • Smooth-on mold release – YES
  • Cutting wax – YES
  • Heavily chlorinated / sulfured cutting fluids (e.g. Moly Dee) – NO
  • Others – SEND SDS to metropolis-staff@mit.edu FIRST

Solvents

Resins

Polyurethane Resins

Acids

  • Dilute acetic acid – YES
  • Dilute phosphoric acid – YES
  • Dilute citric acid – YES
  • Hydrochloric acid – NO
  • Hydrofluoric acid – NO
  • Nitric acid – NO
  • Sulfuric acid – NO
  • Others – SEND SDS to metropolis-staff@mit.edu FIRST and propose a work plan

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