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  • Offers a "safety profile" of 5000 of the most important hazardous chemicals.
  • Features unique Chemical Safety Profiles that provide a quick overview of the hazards, synonyms, and physical properties of a variety of chemicals.
  • Details government agency standards and recommendations on the handling of each chemical.
  • Includes three cross-indices to permit rapid location of a material by its Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) number, a synonym for the material, or the DOT Guide Number.
  • Features new chemical entries unavailable in previous versions.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is highly valuable chemical reference that should be accessible to all who deal with chemicals from bench laboratory chemists to hazardous materials responders." (Journal of Hazardous Materials, April 30, 2009)
From The Critics
Of the 5,000 entries in this latest edition, 350 are new and 1,600 are revised. Information was taken from the three volume , 10th ed. (by the same author), and citation to toxicity data and other less crucial information not found here can be found there. The index lists synonyms in English and six other major languages. Most entries contain physical descriptions, formulas, molecular weights, melting points, boiling points, explosion limits, flash points, densities, autoignition temperatures, etc. Each entry concludes with a safety profile and a textual summary of the hazards presented by the substance. Carcinogenic and reproductive assessments have been revised and safety profiles concentrate on fire hazard (the most important for hazardous substances), and when feasible, firefighting materials and methods are discussed. Cited in Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Derived from the Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials database, this working guide provides detailed hazard information on some 6,000 chemical substances commonly encountered in the workplace, industry, laboratories, and the environment. This edition adds 900 new entries--their inclusion based on toxicity, fire and explosion hazard, or importance in industry. All other entries have been revised and updated and many contain new information on physical properties. The author has given careful consideration to the EPA's TSCA inventory. Each entry concludes with a safety profile, a textual summary of the hazards presented by the entry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470180242
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/13/2008
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1954
  • Sales rank: 853,578
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard J. Lewis, Sr., is a chemist with extensive experience in air and industrial pollution measurement, industrial hygiene research, and toxicological and chemical information systems. Formerly manager of information systems for the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, Lewis is the author or coauthor of a number of widely used references, including Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, Rapid Guide to Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace, Reproductively Active Chemicals, and Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, all published by Wiley.

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Table of Contents



Key to Abbreviations.

General Chemical Entries.

CAS Number Cross-Index.

Synonym Cross-Index.

DOT Guide Cross-Index.

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