Hazardous Chemicals Desk Reference / Edition 6

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Compiled by one of the foremost authors in the field of hazardous chemicals, the latest edition of this handy reference offers you immediate access to vital information on more than 6,000 compounds commonly used in industry, manufacturing, labs, and the workplace. The Desk Reference presents new or updated Essential Safety Profiles for each chemical, assessing their hazardous potential as poisons, irritants, corrosives, explosives, and carcinogens.
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Editorial Reviews

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 (booknews.com)
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 (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
"The Hazardous Chemicals Desk Reference remains an unparalleled resource for locating hazardous chemical data and is essential for anyone, scholar or professional, working with hazardous chemicals in any capacity.” (E-Streams, Vol. 7, No. 5)

"It is a useful, quick source of physical property data" (Organic Process Research & Development)

"...provides a quick and easy source for those looking for a concise summary of the hazards of particular substances..." (Hazardous Cargo Bulletin, June 2002)

"...Of all the books I have on chemicals (and I have many), it is Lewis' book I most often turn to for information..." (Journal of Hazardous Materials, No.94, 2002)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470180242
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/13/2008
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 1954
  • 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 (Eighth and Ninth Editions), Rapid Guide to Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace (Second and Third Editions), Reproductively Active Chemicals, and Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Fourteenth Edition, all published by John Wiley and Sons.
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Table of Contents

Key to Abbreviations.
General Chemical Entries.
CAS Number Cross Index.
Synonym Cross-Index.
DOT Guide Number Cross Index.
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