Publisher: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Contains NFPA 49, hazardous chemicals data; NFPA 325, guide to fire hazard properties of flammable liquids, gases, and volatile solids; NFPA 491, guide to hazardous chemical reactions; NFPA 704, identification of the hazards of materials for emergency response.
The six NFPA documents that make up this guide can be used to identify the hazardous properties of most of the chemicals in commercial use today, as well as many that are available only in laboratory sample quantities. The three chemical matrixes are newto this edition. Matrix one lists the major chemical entries and references the appropriate NFPA data document. Matrix 2 lists common synonyms and references official chemical names and the appropriate NFPA data document. Matrix 3 is a numerically ordered list of Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) numbers and references the chemical name and the appropriate NFPA data document.
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The definitive guide to the hazardous properties of chemical compounds Correlating chemical structure with toxicity to humans and the environment, and the chemical structure of compounds to their hazardous properties, A Comprehensive Guide to the Hazardous Properties of Chemical Substances, Third Edition allows users to assess the toxicity of a substance even when no experimental data exists. Thus, it bridges the gap between hazardous materials and chemistry. Extensively updated and expanded, this reference: Examines organics, metals and inorganics, industrial solvents, common gases, particulates, explosives, and radioactive substances, covering everything from toxicity and carcinogenicity to flammability and explosive reactivity to handling and disposal practices Arranges hazardous chemical substances according to their chemical structures and functional groups for easy reference Includes updated information on the toxic, flammable, and explosive properties of chemical substances Covers additional metals in the chapters on toxic and reactive metals Updates the threshold exposure limits in the workplace air for a number of substances Features the latest information on industrial solvents and toxic and flammable gases Includes numerous tables, formulas, and a glossary for quick reference Because it provides information that enables those with a chemistry background to perform assessments without prior data, this comprehensive reference appeals to chemists, chemical engineers, toxicologists, and forensic scientists, as well as industrial hygienists, occupational physicians, Hazmat professionals, and others in related fields.
Provides information to identify the hazardous properties of most of the chemicals in commercial use today, as well as many that are available only in laboratory sample quantities. Based on NFPA 49, Hazardous Chemicals Data, 1994 edition; NFPA 325, Guide to Fire Hazard Properties of Flammable Liquids, Gases, and Volatile Solids, 1994 edition; NFPA 491M, Manual of Hazardous Chemical Reactions, 1991 edition; and NFPA 704, Standard System for the Identification of the Fire Hazards of Materials, 1990 edition.