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All materials listed in this catalog, whatever the quantity supplied, are sold for research or development purposes. We make no warranty that the materials are fit for a particular purpose.  In purchasing materials from this catalog, customers should be aware that there may be hazards associated with their use and in the handling of them.  Complete toxicological or hazard investigations are the responsibility of the customer.  Ingestion or contact with the human body may be harmful.  The responsibility for the safe use of our products rests with the customer. All materials should be handled by qualified personnel familiar with laboratory procedures and who are familiar with the nature of the material and any necessary precautions which should be taken in the handling, use and storage of the products.  The customer shall be responsible for the control and use of the products offered in this catalog whether alone or in combination with other articles or substances or in any other manner whatsoever.

  • Gas under pressure

    Gas under pressure

    Contains gas under pressure; may explode if heated.
    Contains refrigerated gas; may cause cryogenic burns or injury.

  • Explosive


    Unstable explosive
    Explosive; mass explosion hazard
    Explosive; severe projection hazard
    Explosive; fire, blast or projection hazard
    May mass explode in fire

  • Oxidising


    May cause or intensify fire; oxidizer.
    May cause fire or explosion; strong oxidizer.

  • Flammable


    Extremely flammable gas
    Flammable gas
    Extremely flammable aerosol
    Flammable aerosol
    Highly flammable liquid and vapour
    Flammable liquid and vapour
    Flammable solid

  • Corrosive


    May be corrosive to metals
    Causes severe skin burns and eye damage

  • Health hazard/Hazardous to the ozone layer

    Health hazard/Hazardous to the ozone layer

    May cause respiratory irritation
    May cause drowsiness or dizziness
    May cause an allergic skin reaction
    Causes serious eye irritation
    Causes skin irritation
    Harmful if swallowed
    Harmful in contact with skin
    Harmful if inhaled
    Harms public health and the environment by destroying ozone in the upper atmosphere

  • Acute toxicity

    Acute toxicity

    Fatal if swallowed
    Fatal in contact with skin
    Fatal if inhaled
    Toxic: if swallowed
    Toxic in contact with skin
    Toxic if inhaled

  • Serious health hazard

    Serious health hazard

    May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways
    Causes damage to organs
    May cause damage to organs
    May damage fertility or the unborn child
    Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child
    May cause cancer
    Suspected of causing cancer
    May cause genetic defects
    Suspected of causing genetic defects
    May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled

  • Hazardous to the environment

    Hazardous to the environment

    Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
    Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects