The Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences is making hand sanitizer for use by Stony Brook University Hospital and the Long Island State Veterans Home.
Peter Tonge, distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry, is leading the initiative with the support of Dr. Xinxin Yang and Dr. Shabnam Davoodi. Dr. Yang is a research scientist in the lab of Nicole Sampson, distinguished professor of Chemistry and dean of the College, and Dr. Davoodi is a post-doctoral student in the Tonge lab. The team made 17 gallons of hand sanitizer on Tuesday, March 24, the first day of the call for help, and are in the process of making more.
The hand sanitizer is being produced in the Department’s six general chemistry labs; the labs are large and promote social distancing with two people working in each lab at a time.
The containers and water used in the production process are sterile; the hand sanitizer is packaged in 4-liter plastic containers and as such, are easy to distribute and use.
The Department is ordering an additional supply of raw health-grade materials in order to continue production.
“A big shout-out to the entire Department of Chemistry who sourced the materials from approximately 30 different laboratories in less than an hour after receiving the request; reviewed the WHO protocols being followed, and to Drs. Yang and Davoodi for their willingness to step up to the bench,” said Nicole Sampson, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
This is wonderful!
It’s remarkable how we can all come together. Thank you.
Great Job. Thanks
Great job SeaWolves!!!
You make us proud of Stony Brook! Thank you very much!
would love the recipe for home use- doesn’t have to be sterile.
NO, it does not have to be sterile.
You can find the recipe at WHO link below:
This is awesome!
Awesome!!! Proud to be a part of Stony Brook!
Fantastic! Great job everyone. Greetings from Seattle, Tonge group and Chem Dept. Stay well!
Thank you very much, dear Deborah. Stay well!
This is great work!
Dr. Richard Denton