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Chemistry and Biochemistry Research: Safety Info.

Reference Books and Websites

Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials
Prevo REF T55.3  .H3 S3 2004

Hazardous Chemicals Desk Reference
Prevo REF T55.3  .H3 L49 2002

Sigma-Aldrich Library of Chemical Safety Data
Prevo REF T55.3 .H3 S54 1985

Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary
Prevo REF QD5 .C5 2001

Merck Index
Prevo REF RS51 .M4 2006 



The first group of websites are commercial sites with MSDS.... 

Chemical Safety Information via PubChem

The PubChem Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary (LCSS) provides pertinent chemical health and safety data for a given PubChem Compound record. 

The LCSS is based on the format described by the National Research Council in the Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: Handling and Management of Chemical Hazards.  Information contained in the PubChem LCSS is a subset of the PubChem Compound summary page content.  It includes a summary of hazard and safety information for a chemical, such as flammability, toxicity, exposure limits, exposure symptoms, first aid, handling, and clean up.

An LCSS is available for PubChem Compound records with a GHS hazard classification (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals).  If a PubChem Compound record has an LCSS, the link to view it is provided at the top of the page under the heading “Safety Summary”.  In addition, one can get the complete list of chemicals with an LCSS by visiting the PubChem LCSS webpage or by using the PubChem Classification Browser.

To learn more about LCSS in PubChem, please explore the following webpages: