NFF Lab Safety


MSDS stands for Material Safety Data Sheet, a document all about safety. It tells you the information about the potential health effects of exposure, safety guidelines, and hazard evaluations on the use, storage, handling and emergency procedures all related to that material.

Each chemical or gas currently used in NFF must have its corresponding MSDS filed in a yellow folder at each "Right to Know Center" in the Laboratory located in 3 areas:

  1. the entrance to the corridor,
  2. the rare door in Class 1000
  3. beside the wetstation Y in Class 100 (Yellow Room)


The aim of such installation is to provide users with information on:

  1. what the hazards of the product are,
  2. how to use the product safely,
  3. what to expect if the recommendations are not followed,
  4. what to do if accidents occur,
  5. how to recongnize symptoms of overexposure, and
  6. what to do if such incident occur.

On the MSDS there are eight categories of information:

  1. product information: product identifier (name), manufacturer and suppliers names, addresses, and emergency phone numbers
  2. Hazardous Ingredients
  3. Physical Data
  4. Fire or Explosion Data
  5. Reactivity Data: information on the chemical instability of a product and the substances it may react with
  6. Toxicological Properties: health effects
  7. Preventative Measures
  8. First Aid Measures

So important and valuable is the MSDS that it is obligatory to submit a copy of MSDS to NFF management for approval when a new chemical needs to be brought in.


MSDS Link for the Chemicals used in the NFF Lab, 

Inorganic Chemicals

Organic Chemicals


Ammonium Hydroxide



Acetic Acid

AZ 1518 Photoresist


Perchloric Acid

AZ 400K Developer

Boron Trifluoride

Buffer Oxide Etchant, BOE

AZ 4620 Photoresist

Boron Trichloride

Ammonium Persulphate

AZ 5206-E Photoresist


Hydrochloric Acid

AZ 5214-E Photoresist

Tetramethylammonium Hydroxide, TMAH

AZ HiR 1075 Photoresist


Freckle Etchant

AZ MIR 300 Developer

Hydrogen in Nitrogen

Hydrofluoric Acid

AZ MiR900 Photoresist

Sulfur Hexafluoride

Hydrogen Peroxide

AZ nLOF 5510 Photoresist



AZ P4903 Photoresist


Sulfuric Acid

Boron Tribromide


777 Etchant

CMCR101B, Color Photoresist


Semi-Sperse 12, 25 Aqueous Dispersion

CMCR101G, Color Photoresist

Carbon Tetrafluoride

Semi-Sperse P1000 Aqueous Dispersion

CMCR101R, Color Photoresist


Nitric Acid

CMCR106B, Color Photoresist


Phosphoric Acid

CMCR106G, Color Photoresist

Phosphine in Silane

Potassium Hydroxide

CMCR106R, Color Photoresist


EKC944 Photoresist Stripper


Sodium Thiosulfate

ENB 310 Photoresist



ENG 210 Photoresist

Nitrogen Dioxide


ENR 110 Photoresist



EP 400 Epoxy



FH-6800L Photoresist



FHD-5 Developer



GBL Thinner



Hexamethyldisilazane, HMDS



HPR-204 Photoresist



HPR-207 Photoresist






Megaposit SPR660 Photoresist



Megaposit Thinner Type S



Microposit LOL 2000



Microposit SJR 5740 Photoresist



MS-2001 Photoresist Stripper



Nickel Nitrate-6-Hydrate



Nickel(II) Acetate Tetrahydrate



n-Methyl Pyrrolidone



OCG 747R 60CS Photoresist



OCG Resist Rinse I



Optical Cement SK-9



Phosphorus Oxychloride



Photoneece PW-1200



PLSI Thinner



SC 450 Photoresist



SU8 Developer



SU8-10 Photoresist



SU8-2075 Photoresist



Sylgrad? 184 Silicon Elastomer, PDMS