Although reagents are chemical substances indispensable for research and development, they may cause unexpected accidents if they are mishandled.
Chemicals are classified according to various hazards, including those related to fire or an explosion; Chemicals which may be harmful or toxic to humans; Chemicals causing irritancy or burns; Chemicals which may cause an unexpected accident by decomposition during storage and chemicals which may damage the environment. Some chemicals bear a combination of such hazards.
Our products are labelled, and our Safety Data Sheets (SDS) created, using available information. Since in some cases comprehensive data is not available, and because new data is constantly found, the known hazardous indications may not be exhaustive. Even if there is no concrete description of hazard on a reagent’s label, SDS, or in references, one should not assume that it is safe to handle. This is particularly true in the case of new chemicals, which have only be made on a very small scale and therefore whose properties have not been fully investigated.
Hazardous chemicals must be handled carefully, using appropriate measures at all times. To prevent possible accidents, we believe it is important to treat all chemicals as potentially hazardous, and to follow precautionary procedures:
Always read the description on the product label on receipt and check that it is as expected.
Use preventive measures to avoid dropping containers or spilling chemicals.
Read the description on the label before use, and put any required safety measures into practice. If the description mentions no danger or toxicity, you should still handle the product carefully.
Be sure to wear suitable protective equipment and handle with caution.
Refer to the SDS, related regulations, literature, etc., and use safety measures appropriate to the characteristics of the chemicals.
Ideally chemicals should be used promptly after purchase. The management, storage, and subsequent use of residual quantities must be at least as carefully undertaken as newly purchased chemicals, since for example the decomposition of sensitive chemicals may produce additional hazards.
Our chemicals should be handled by qualified personnel. In-experienced users should be adequately supervised by a specialist.
Waste materials and any surplus or old chemicals