Many chemical companies provide online MSDS for their products.
||Where to find
MSDS on the
Internet. This site includes links for 100 free MSDS sites, FAQ,
regulations, and searching. The site includes a "Demystifier" page into
which you paste in an MSDS to get hyperlinked explanations of MSDS
terms. A glossary of MSDS terms is found at http://www.ilpi.com/msds/ref/.
Information Resources on the Internet) MSDS collection. with a
Information from The Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory,
Oxford University. The top heading provides a variety of links.
Click on the MSDS link and use the alphabetized links to locate the
MSDS. Links to a Chemical Safety Database Searcher.
Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ToxFAQs have information
for hazardous waste site contaminants.
now has a Virtual Stockroom. Once you enter this stockroom, you may go
to EquipBasics, BioBasics, or LabBasics (for chemistry). In the
LabBasics section, you may click on common lab chemicals, such as Acids
and Bases. Under Acids and Bases, for example, you have access to a
long list of common lab acids and bases. For each of these, the site
provides chemical information, properties, and safety notes. You may
click to download the MSDS (but first have to register), product
information or specification sheets. You may also request the free
Sigma-Aldrich catalog which itself is a handy tool to have in the lab.
Department of Environmental Health and Safety MSDS site allows for
search by name or formula.
of Labor OSHA Standards for Hazardous and Toxic Substances.
of Labor OSHA Standards for Carcinogens. Provides a list of 52
carcinogens classified as carcinogens or potential carcinogens by the
National Toxicity Program .
of Labor OSHA Safety and Health Topics for Toxic Metals--6 metals.
Safety Index with links to MSDS, Lab Safety, online chemical hygiene
plans, government agencies, and more.
Safety Institute, a non-profit educational organization devoted to lab
safety. Its founder, Jim Kauffman, maintains the Labsafety-L listserv.
|Online Chemistry and Chemical Education
Journals, Books, and References
Journal of Chemical Education. The site offers limited access to
online articles from the most recent JCE text issue. In addition, it
offers teacher access to JCE Digital Library, DigiDemos (digital
demonstrations), WebWare (web access to animations, simulations, etc.,
for the classroom), SymMath (Mathca, Mathematica, Maple, and MatLab
documents), and QBank (access to chemistry questions via the
Chemical Society Chemical & Engineering News online pages offer
access to articles in the current issue and to special reports.
Chemical Information Sources from Indiana University houses information
on cheminformatics with links to resource guides, databases,
instructional materials, and to the archives of the CHMINF-L listserv.
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offers free access to its
online NIST Chemistry WebBook. This WebBook offers thermochemical,
spectral, and other data for large numbers of compounds.
Digital texts for Chemistry Instruction. Essentially an online
chemistry textbook with material available in webpage format or as
pdfs. Valuable for both teachers and students.
the American Chemical Society (ACS), with links for educators and
Education page with links to Chemunity News as well as educational
resources pages for K-8, High School, colleges, universities, and
Chemistry Week information and resources page. The ACS provides
lessons, hands-on lab activities, and resources to celebrate chemistry.
Society of Chemistry (RSC) web pages for advancing the chemical
sciences. The RSC sponsors a page for students at http://chemistry.rsc.org/Education/SchoolStudents/index.asp
as well as one for teachers at http://chemistry.rsc.org/Education/Teachers/index.asp