Alcohol for Research

Alcohol Service Center

Location: Distribution Services, BRB II/III and Smilow Center for Translational Research (SCTR)
Operating Hours: Tuesdays & Fridays, 2 – 4 PM
Phone: 215-573-8100
Alcohol Coordinator: Martin English
Associate Director, Business Operations: Alketa Ndoka

ORDER

*New Pricing Effective November 16, 2020.  See pricing table below

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Due to the recent COVID-19 resurgence and supply-chain shortfalls, we are reinstating order limits as follows:

200 Proof Gallons - 1 case (4 gallons)
200 Proof Pints - 1 case (24 pints)
190 Proof Gallons - 1 case (4 gallons)
190 Proof 5-Gallon Pails - 1 pail
Smilow & SPE remain limited to 3 total gallons per order

Remember to print a copy of your pickup approval slip and bring it with you.
When you arrive, check in at the mailroom window at BRB or SCTR. 
Please do not go directly to the alcohol storage room.
Masks must be worn at all times.


Ordering

The Alcohol Service Center supplies 190- and 200-proof ethyl alcohol in single containers and cases.

  • Research alcohol must be ordered online. Click the "Order" button in the box, above
  • Alcohol orders are approved by 3 PM Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Orders are not approved on days that the Alcohol Service Center is open
  • Do not order quantities of alcohol greater than your approved storage capacity

New Alcohol Prices (Effective November 16, 2020)

Case Pricing

Alcohol Proof

Container Size

Quantity Per Case

Cost Per Case

200

1 gallon bottle

4

$134.00

200

1 pint bottle

24

$138.00

190

1 gallon bottle

4

$136.00

Unit Pricing

Alcohol Proof

Container Size

Price Per Unit

200

1 gallon bottle

$33.50/gallon

200

1 pint bottle

$5.75/pint

190

1 gallon bottle

$34.00/gallon

190 5 gallon pail $140.00


Pickup

The Alcohol Service Center does not deliver. Alcohol can be picked up on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2 – 4 PM at the Distribution Services window on the first floor of BRB II/III or the concourse level of SCTR.

  • Orders must be picked up by a lab member
  • A printed copy of the confirmation email must be presented to pick up the order
    • The confirmation email is sent to the requester after the quantity and budget code are approved
    • The subject of the final approval email will be “Alcohol Order Is Ready for Pickup”
  • The Alcohol Service Center cannot lend out carts for transport; please plan accordingly

Container Disposal

  • Alcohol containers must be triple rinsed and the labels defaced
  • Glass bottles/containers should be placed in the lab glassware buckets
  • Other containers can go in the trash

For More Information

If you have any questions about the safe handling, use, or disposal of ethyl alcohol, or for more information about lab or glassware disposal, please visit the Environmental Health and Radiation Safety website or call EHRS at 215-898-4453.