Major Hazardous Chemicals Safety Reference
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Sax's Dangerous Properties of
Industrial Materials

11th Edition • 3 Volume Set
edited by Richard J. Lewis, Sr

The number one resource for those who need to evaluate the hazard of substances used in commerce!

For over 40 years, Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials (DPIM) has successfully fulfilled its mission to promote safety by providing the most up-to-date hazard information available.

Now in a completely updated Eleventh Edition, DPIM continues to lead the way as today's most comprehensive chemical reference available. It is a vast, reliable source of critical information on health and safety data, regulatory standards, toxicity, carcinogenicity, and physical properties of the chemicals encountered in today's industries.

Highlights include:

  • A special appendix containing information of nerve gases and biological agents that might appear in the workplace as a result of terrorist activity

  • It is the only reference that combines, for so many substances, data on toxicological, fire, reactivity, explosive potential, and regulatory information

  • Regulatory data covers exposure level classifications for a number of regulatory agencies, from OSHA to the U.S. Department of Transportation

It contains extensive data on approximately 26,000 substances, including over 2,500 new entries. This three-volume set now includes Immediately Dangerous Life or Health (IDHL) levels for approximately 1,000 chemicals, proving essential for designing adequate ventilation systems and selection of respiratory protection.

Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials 11th Edition provides an essential, up-to-date resource for professionals in industrial hygiene, safety, emergency response, law, and policymaking.

Also available in CD-ROM format!

Table of Contents

Volume I:
Key to Abbreviations
DOT Guide Number Cross-Index
CAS Registry Cross-Index
Synonym Cross-Index

Volume II:
General Chemicals: Entries A to G

Volume III:
General Chemicals: Entries H to Z


  • Entry Code: Entries are indexed in order by this alphanumeric code.
  • Entry Name: A complete entry name and synonym cross-index.
  • DOT: The four-digit hazard code assigned by the U.S. DOT. A complete DOT cross-index..
  • mf: - The molecular formula.
  • mw: - The molecular weight.
  • PROP: Physical properties, including solubility and flammability data. May contain a definition of the entry.
  • SYNS: - Synonyms for the entry. Complete cross-index.
  • Toxicity Data: - Data for skin and eye irritation, mutation, teratogenic, reproductive, carcinogenic, human, and acute lethal effects.
  • Standards and Recommendations: - OSHA PEL, ACGIH TLV, DFG MAK, NIOSH REL workplace air levels, and U.S. DOT Classification and labels listed.
  • HR: - Hazard Rating indicating relative hazard for toxicity, fire, and reactivity.
  • CAS: -The American Chemical Society's Chemical Abstracts Service number.
  • Cited References: - A code which represents the cited reference for the toxicity data.
  • Consensus Reports: - Additional information to enable the reader to make evaluations of potential hazards.
  • Safety Profiles: - Text summaries of the toxicity, flammability, reactivity, incompatibility, and other dangerous properties of the entry.
  • Analytical Methods: - References to OSHA and NIOSH occupational analytical standards.
  • Approximately 26,000 entries, including over 2,500 completely new chemicals, drugs, and biological substances
  • More than 15,000 revised or updated entries
  • New carcinogenic and reproductive effects data, including the NTP 8th Annual Report on Carcinogens
  • New advanced safety profiles for handling spills, accidental exposures, and fires
  • Updated: toxicity data; OSHA and ACGIH exposure limits; and information on chemicals containing pesticides or lead
  • Revised NIOSH REL workplace air limits
  • Hazard Rating number assigned to each substance
  • CAS Registry Numbers for more than 21,334 entries
  • 108,000 domestic and international synonyms
  • 3 Instant Locator Indexes: CAS Number Cross Index; Synonyms Cross-Index; U.S. Department of Transportation Cross-Index
  • OSHA and NIOSH occupational analytical methods, referenced by name or number, for over 700 chemical entries
  • ACGIH TLVs and BEIs reflect the latest recommendations as well as intended changes
  • German MAK and BAT reflect the latest recommendations
  • Department of Transportation classifications reflect HM-181 legislation
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Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials
Eleventh Edition

edited by Richard J. Lewis, Sr

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