Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) contain basic safety information on the storage, handling and use of chemicals. Manufacturers are required to provide them on request for any chemical products they sell. There are a number of Internet sites which provide electronic collections of MSDS's for quick reference.
Freely accessible material safety data sheet archive - searchable by CAS number, MDL number and product name. Sheets are in a OSHA and ANSI formats as PDF files.
Internet Resources for MSDS
Where to find Material Safety Data Sheets on the Internet. Over 100 free resources for Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) sites on the WWW and much more.
Free access to more than 2.5 Million MSDSs available online. Free trial, but allows only 5 free downloads. Registration/login is required to view the sheets which are available in a variety of MSDS formats (OSHA, ANSI, WHMIS) and file formats (HTML, PDF, text). 200,000 available in French. MSDS download "blocks" available on a fee basis.
MSDSXchange is the largest and most comprehensive reference collection of chemical manufacturer and distributor listings available on the web. In addition to this extensive collection, there are over 1 million manufacturer's original material safety data sheets (MSDS) available for meeting compliance with OSHA's Hazardous Communication Standard, Canada's WHMIS, the EPA, DOT and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
The First Place to Look for an MSDS, MSDSSEARCH is the most comprehensive single address for free information related to the document known as a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), providing access to over 2,500,000 MSDSs, 6000 links directly to manufacturers, plus links to databases, software vendors, and government sources and organizations.
Science Stuff is a reliable MSDS resource supplying free, up-to-date MSDSs to the public.
MSDS for science supplies, education, researches and others. Enter the CAS number to retrieve a MSDS directly or browse the catalog A-Z listing, select an item and click on "MSDS information". Nicely compact OSHA-compliant sheets in HTML format.
SIRI MSDS Index
This site from Vermont Safety Resources on the Internet contains a searchable collection of MSDS from a variety of chemical manufacturers. It also includes a large collection of links to other Web MSDS sites.
See also: Synthesis - starting points for locating melting point, boiling point, density.