A Safety Data Sheet, or SDS, (formerly known as Material Safety Data Sheet, or MSDS) is a document compiling data on a chemical substance with the goal of guiding users on its safe use and handling. The sheets are prepared by the chemical manufacturer and contain information on substance identification, company contacts, physical properties, chemical behavior, proper handling, and emergency response.
Look for practical laboratory information in sections like the following:
The chemical stock room keeps copies of SDSs that are shipped by manufacturers along with their chemicals. However, you can find SDSs readily at a number of different web sites, including those of the manufacturing and distributing companies.