Chemical safety remains a paramount goal of the researching community. More than ever, researchers and toxicologists rely on Safety Data Sheets. ToxPlanet is devoted to supplying chemists with the resources they need, whether that be through our own comprehensive database or other options available on the net. If you need access to Safety Data Sheets, here are the three best places to begin your search.
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Option 1: MSDS Solutions
For direct access to Safety Data Sheets, register for MSDS Solutions and gain access to over 4 million of them. Registration is not free, but they do offer a free trial that allows for up to five downloads. Currently, however, the site is currently “on-hiatus” while they develop and update it. It is still possible to register your email and receive updates in regards to the new interface if you so like. In the meantime, they recommend 3E Online-SDS, a web-based service that is very similar to MSDS solutions. This service offers three levels of features — Silver, Gold, and Platinum — as well as an “a la carte” style where you only pay for the functions that you want.
Option 2: PubChem
PubChem comes from the United States National Institute of Health. It is maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Anyone can access and utilize this database for free. Unlike MSDS Solutions or 3E Online-SDS, Pubchem does not give you immediate access to the Safety Data Sheets themselves. Rather, you can search for a chemical and the results give you a host of information — including information found on the SDS. They also use their own LCSS is particularly helpful when discussing the compound’s safety in a laboratory environment. While not having instant gratification is a bit of a downside, the sheer volume of information available (and the fact that it is free to use) makes PubChem a very attractive option.
Option 3: Chemspider
A sort-of UK counterpart to PubChem, Chemspider is run by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Just like PubChem, accessing does not let you download Safety Data Sheets. What you are getting, however, is access to a database of chemicals and links for more information, which includes links to the SDS. Like PubChem, access to Chemspider is free to the public. Rather than choosing one or the other, we recommend utilizing all of these resources together in tandem. Thus, you ensure that you give yourself every resource available.
Looking for More?
If these options aren’t enough, there are several more places where you can access Safety Data Sheets. Many of them are compiled together into this list, which also features 97 other free sites for your convenience.
And if you want more convenient and comprehensive access to chemical information, please visit ToxPlanet’s website. Our info is evergreen, and continuously updated so you always know you can trust its accuracy. If you want to try out ToxPlanet for yourself, watch a video explaining more. Then, request a free 15 day trial. Whether it’s for Safety Data Sheets or any other chemical need, trust ToxPlanet to have the info you want.