Process & Chemistry

Equipment & Checkout

Departmental Resources

Process & Chemistry


Art World

Internship Resource Center




B&W Film Process

B&W Paper Process

C-41 Chemistry

Alternative Process

Cyanotype Chemistry

Van Dyke Chemistry and Set-Up

DIY Contact Printer


Chemistry & Safety


Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Links

How to read a Safety Data Sheet (SDS).

Hazardous Chemical FAQ.

Safety Data Sheet Requirements.

Hazard Communication Standard: Labels and Pictograms.

MICA Resources

MICA’s Office of Environmental Health & Safety.

Overexposure: Health Hazards in Photography 

(Book recommended by the Photo Department)

General Safety Data Sheets

Digitaltruth Photo: Photographic Material Safety Data Sheets

Click on your brand, then the chemical, and scroll down to Info & Data for the SDS.

Freestyle Photographic Supplies Safety Data Sheets by Manufacturer.

Photo Department

Safety Data Sheets

* Chemistry provided by MICAPhoto

Kodak XTOL Developer *
Kodak D76 Developer
Kodak Selectol Soft (no longer manufactured?)
Sprint Systems Black & White Chemistry Safety Data Sheets *
Ilford Stock Solution Safety Data Sheets
Ilford Working Solution Safety Data Sheets

Alternative Processes Safety Data Sheets

Bostick & Sullivan Safety Data Sheets—one of the Department’s Main Suppliers of Alternative Processes Chemistry. This page is organized by process.
Tartaric Acid


Ferric Ammonium Citrate
Potassium Ferricyanide

Van Dyke Brown

Ferric Ammonium Citrate
Silver Nitrate
Sodium Thiosulfate

Gum Bichromate

Gum Arabic Powder
Gum Arabic Solution 14 Baumé
Potassium Dichromate
Ammonium Dichromate

Platinum Palladium

Ammonium Citrate
EDTA Tetrasodium
Ferric Oxalate
Palladium Chloride
Potassium Chloride
Potassium Chloroplatinate (Traditional Platinum)
Postassium Oxalate
Sodium Platinum Chloride MSDS (Na2 Platinum)
Sodium (Meta)bisulfite
Sodium Citrate