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Chemicals & Live Animals

Ordering Chemicals and Gases

When you need to order chemicals or gases for your experiments, our team is here to help! We contact vendors, arrange the order, delivery and fulfill payment so that our researcher's valuable time can be better spent on discovery and analysis.


Many chemicals are categorized and listed by CalOSHA and UCOP as restricted. Chemicals on these restricted lists require special approval by UC Merced Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) and require special processing. Your procurement specialist will work with EH&S to ensure that the University is informed of and prepared for your restricted chemical delivery. 

See the following lists of restricted chemicals:

If the chemical you've ordered is named on one of the above lists your order may be impacted with minimal additional approval and processing time. Please be sure to account for this additional processing time when placing your order in CatBuy Workflow System.


Orders for gases are delivered twice a week on Monday and Thursday. Researchers should place orders for gases at least one business day prior to these delivery days to ensure prompt delivery!

Ordering Live Animals

Orders for live animals require special care and handling. Contact the Department of Animal Research Services prior to placing your order for live animals in Granada. 

Click here to visit the Department of Animal Research Services website