Product Hazard, Handling & Storage Codes

For most of the chemicals listed in this catalog we provide hazard, handling and storage codes as well as technical data. The information provided is believed to be current at the time of printing, but is provided without warranty of any kind. We do not warrant that chemicals listed without codes are necessarily hazard free or that all codes are listed for each chemical.

A typical catalog entry can be read as follows:

Diagram of catalog descriptions

Hazard Codes

A Harmless-use normal precautions I Lachrymator R Poison (Absorption)
B Corrosive J Monomer S Posion (Inhalation)
C Flammable liquid K Hygroscopic T Gas, inert
D Flammable solid L Pyrophoric U Unknown
E Combustible M Expected carcinogen V Toxic (Ingestion)
F Organic peroxide N Vesicant W Toxic(Absorption)
G Oxidizer O Skin sensitizer X Toxic (Inhalation)
H Irritant P Posion (Ingestion) Y Special

International Icon / Equivalent Polysciences Code

C D E L M P R S V W X F G I N D H B

Handling Codes

2 Exercise normal care in handling 5 Gloves & fume hood 7 Gloves, chemical goggles & chemical mask or hood
3 Gloves 6 Gloves, chemical goggles & fume hood-no chemical mask
4 Gloves & chemical goggles

Storage Codes

a Protect from light h Nuisance dust s Long term storage at 4°C
b Protect from moisture k Stench w Refrigerate on arrival; do not freeze
c Handle under dry nitrogen m Do not permit to freeze
d Store at 4°C n Allow to come to room temperature before opening x Cold pack shipment
e Store below 0°C z Dry ice shipment
f Store below -20°C p Explosive when dry
g Store at room temperature r Store at -70°C