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Chemistry: Chemical Safety

A guide to resources and services in chemistry.

Resources for Chemical and Materials Safety

Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards
Reported risks of chemical reactions such as explosion, fire, toxic, or high-energy events.

Burton Field Guide for Industrial Hygiene
Information on common industrial gases and chemicals, checklists for exhaust fan maintenance and indoor air contaminant sources.

Chemical Safety Library (Pistoia Alliance and CAS)
Crowd sourced data content containing hazardous reactions that can be used to alert scientists to potential dangerous experiments.

Dictionary of Substances and Their Effects
Vital information about thousands of chemicals and their impact on the environment, including detailed information about the toxicity of the chemicals, physical properties and regulatory requirements.

PubChem
Chemical information on chemical structures, identifiers, chemical and physical properties, biological activities, patents, health, safety, and toxicity data,

Safety Data Sheets (MSDSonline)
Safety Data Sheets (SDS) provide detailed information prepared by the manufacturer or importer of hazardous chemicals. Access to SDS is provided by Yale Environmental Health & Safety. View  the MSDSonline tutorial.

TOXNET
TOXNET information was migrated to PubChem, PubMed, and Bookshelf. Please see the TOXNET Transition page for more information.

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