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Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)


All chemicals can be hazardous if mishandled or misused. However, in our opinion, those in boldface because of their corrosive and/or toxic nature present a higher risk of injury during routine handling and use than the others listed. Items listed as "non-hazardous" present no special hazards except to those with special sensitivities, but should not be ingested, inhaled, or allowed to contact the skin or eyes.

Chemicals included with the BK01 biology kits:

CA01 - Acetic acid, 6.0 M (corrosive, toxic, strong fumes)
□ BA01 - Agar powder (non-hazardous)
CA02 - Ammonia, 6.0 M (corrosive, toxic, strong fumes)
□ BA02 - Amoxicillin capsules
CA03 - Ascorbic acid (500 mg tablets)
□ BB01 - Barfoed's reagent
□ BB02 - Benedict's reagent
□ BB03 - Biuret reagent
CB02 - Bromothymol blue, 0.1%
□ BC01 - Carrot seeds (non-hazardous)
□ BC02 - Chortetracycline powder
□ BD01 - Dextrose (non-hazardous)
□ BE01 - Eosin Y stain
□ BF01 - Fertilizer, concentrate A
□ BF02 - Fertilizer, concentrate B
□ BF03 - Fertilizer, concentrate C
□ BG01 - Gelatin powder (non-hazardous)
□ BG02 - l-Glutamine (non-hazardous)
□ BG03 - Glycerol (non-hazardous)
□ BG04 - Gram's iodine stain
□ BH01 - Hucker's crystal violet stain
CH01 - Hydrochloric acid, 6.0 M (corrosive, toxic, strong fumes)
CL01 - Lead(II) acetate, 0.1 M (toxic, suspect carcinogen)
□ BL01 - Lima bean seeds (non-hazardous)
□ BM01 - Methyl Cellulose (non-hazardous)
□ BM02 - Methylene blue stain
□ BN01 - Neomycin solution
□ BR02 - Resorcinol, 0.25% (Seliwanoff's reagent A)
□ BR01 - Rhizobia culture (non-hazardous)
□ BS01 - Safranin O stain
CS03 - Sodium borate, 0.1% w/r to boron
□ BS03 - Sodium dodecyl sulfate, 10% w/w
CS06 - Sodium hydroxide, 6.0 M (corrosive, toxic)
□ BS03 - Sudan III stain
□ BS04 - Sulfadimethoxine powder
CT02 - Turmeric reagent
□ BY01 - Yeast (non-hazardous)

Chemicals included with the CK01A and CK01B chemistry kits:

CA01 - Acetic acid, 6.0 M (corrosive, toxic, strong fumes)
CA02 - Ammonia, 6.0 M (corrosive, toxic, strong fumes)
CA03 - Ascorbic acid (500 mg tablets)
CB01 - Barium nitrate, 0.1 M
CB02 - Bromothymol blue, 0.1%
CB03 - n-Butanol
CC01 - Calcium nitrate, 0.1 M
CC02 - Charcoal, activated
CC05 - Copper(II) sulfate, 1.0 M
CH01 - Hydrochloric acid, 6.0 M (corrosive, toxic, strong fumes)
CI01 - Iodine/iodide solution, 0.1 M
CI03 - Iron(II) sulfate, 0.1 M
CI04 - Iron(III) chloride, 0.1 M
CL01 - Lead(II) acetate, 0.1 M (toxic, suspect carcinogen)
CM01 - Magnesium
CM02 - Magnesium sulfate
CM03 - Methyl orange, 0.1%
CM04 - Methyl red, 0.02%
CO01 - Oxalic acid, 0.5 M (corrosive, toxic)
CP01 - Phenolphthalein, 0.5%
CP02 - Phosphoric acid, 1.0 M
CP03 - Potassium bromide, 0.1 M
CP04 - Potassium dichromate, 0.1 M (toxic, suspect carcinogen, contact allergen)
CP05 - Potassium ferricyanide, 0.1 M
CP06 - Potassium iodide, 0.1 M
CP07 - Potassium permanganate, 0.1 M
CS00 - Salicylic acid
CS01 - Sodium bicarbonate (650 mg tablets)
CS02 - Sodium bisulfite, 1.0 M
CS03 - Sodium borate, 0.1% w/r to boron
CS04 - Sodium carbonate, 1.0 M
CS05 - Sodium ferrocyanide, 0.1 M
CS06 - Sodium hydroxide, 6.0 M (corrosive, toxic)
CS07 - Sodium salicylate, 200 ppm w/r to salicylate
CS08 - Sodium sulfide, 0.1 M (corrosive, toxic, strong fumes)
CS09 - Sodium thiosulfate, 1.0 M (stabilized)
CS10 - Sulfuric acid, 1.0 M (corrosive, toxic)
CS11 - Starch indicator solution
CT01 - Thymol blue, 0.04%
CT02 - Turmeric reagent
CV01 - Vegetable oil

Chemicals included with the FK01A core forensic science kit:

CA03 - Ascorbic acid (500 mg tablets)

FB01 - Blood, synthetic

FF06 - Fingerprint powder, black

FF07 - Fingerprint powder, white

FG01 - Gentian violet solution, 0.1% aqueous

BG03 - Glycerol

CH01 - Hydrochloric acid, 6.0 M

FI02 - Iodine crystals

FK01 - Kastle-Meyer reagent

□ FM07 - Molybdate reagent [This product is a mixture specially made for use in science education laboratories; no certificate of analysis is available. This reagent is a 2% w/v solution of ammonium molybdate in <40% v/v sulfuric acid.]

FN01 - Ninhydrin powder

FO01 - Oil, cassia

FO02 - Oil, olive

□ FP02 - Phosphate extraction reagent, concentrate [This product is a mixture specially made for use in science education laboratories; no certificate of analysis is available. This reagent is a 4.5% w/v solution of ammonium sulfate in <40% v/v sulfuric acid.]

□ FP03 - Phosphate standard, 1000 ppm phosphate [This product is a mixture specially made for use in science education laboratories; no certificate of analysis is available. This reagent is a <0.15% w/v solution of potassium dihydrogen phosphate in DI water, with less than 0.01% w/v thymol as a preservative.]

FS04 - Sodium dithionite

□ FS22 - Spectroscopy questioned soil [This product is a mixture specially made for use in science education laboratories; no certificate of analysis is available. This product is agricultural vermiculite to which less than 0.4% w/w of each of the following chemicals is adsorbed: aluminum nitrate, barium nitrate, calcium nitrate, ceric ammonium nitrate, ferric nitrate, potassium nitrate, sodium borate, sodium nitrate, and strontium nitrate.]

FT01 - Testfabrics TIS #1 dye

FT02 - Testfabrics TIS #3A dye

□ FZ01 - Zinc chloride reagent [This product is a mixture specially made for use in science education laboratories; no certificate of analysis is available. This reagent is a 5% w/v solution of zinc chloride in <20% v/v acetic acid.]


Chemicals included with the FK01B forensic science supplement 1 kit:

CC05A - Copper(II) sulfate solution, 1.0 M

□ FD03A - Dragendorff's reagent A (HCl + bismuth) [This product is a mixture specially made for use in science education laboratories; no certificate of analysis is available. This reagent is a 1.2% w/v solution of bismuth nitrate in < 6M hydrochloric acid.]

FD03B - Dragendorff's reagent B [a 0.5 M solution of potassium iodide]

CI01 - Iodine/iodide solution

□ FM01 - Mandelin reagent [This product is a mixture specially made for use in science education laboratories; no certificate of analysis is available. To extend shelf life, this reagent is supplied as 0.1 g of ammonium metavanadate powder in an otherwise empty 10 mL glass bottle. To prepare the reagent for use, the user adds 10 mL of concentrated sulfuric acid.]

□ FM02 - Marquis reagent [This product is a mixture specially made for use in science education laboratories; no certificate of analysis is available. To extend shelf life, this reagent is supplied as 1.0 mL of 37% formalin solution in an otherwise empty 10 mL glass bottle. To prepare the reagent for use, the user adds 8.5 mL of concentrated sulfuric acid.]

□ FS01 - Salicylate reagent [This product is a mixture specially made for use in science education laboratories; no certificate of analysis is available. This reagent is a 16.5% w/v solution of ferric sulfate in 0.2% v/v sulfuric acid.]

□ FS02 - Salicylate standard solution, 500 mg/dL [This product is a mixture specially made for use in science education laboratories; no certificate of analysis is available. This reagent is a 0.584% w/v solution of sodium salicylate in DI water with less than 0.01% w/v thymol as a preservative.]

□ FS03 - Scott reagent [This product is a mixture specially made for use in science education laboratories; no certificate of analysis is available. This reagent is a solution of 1.5% w/v cobalt(II) chloride and 2.25% w/v potassium thiocyanate in DI water.]

□ CS04 - Sodium carbonate, 1.0 M [This product is a mixture specially made for use in science education laboratories; no certificate of analysis is available. This reagent is a 10.6% w/v solution of sodium carbonate in DI water.]

□ CS11 - Starch indicator solution [This product is a mixture specially made for use in science education laboratories; no certificate of analysis is available. This reagent is a 1.5% w/v solution of soluble starch in DI water with less than 0.01% w/v thymol as a preservative.]

CS10A - Sulfuric acid, concentrated

□ FS06 - Acetaminophen [This product is simply acetaminophen tablets like those sold in drugstores and supermarkets.]

□ FS07 - Aspirin [This product is simply aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) tablets like those sold in drugstores and supermarkets.]

□ FS08 - Caffeine [This product is simply caffeine tablets like those sold in drugstores and supermarkets.]

□ FS11 - Chlorpheniramine maleate [This product is simply chlorpheniramine maleate tablets like those sold in drugstores and supermarkets.]

□ FS21 - Chromatography questioned [This product is simply a ground mixture of 50% w/w aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) tablets and 50% w/w acetaminophen tablets, like those sold in drugstores and supermarkets.]

□ FS12 - Diphenhydramine [This product is simply diphenhydramine hydrochoride tablets like those sold in drugstores and supermarkets.]

□ FS24 - Drug testing questioned A [This product is simply ground aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) tablets, like those sold in drugstores and supermarkets.]

□ FS25 - Drug testing questioned B [This product is simply ground diphenhydramine hydrochoride tablets like those sold in drugstores and supermarkets.]

□ FS18 - Ibuprofen [This product is simply ibuprofen tablets like those sold in drugstores and supermarkets.]

□ FS20 - Poppy seeds [This product is simply food-grade poppy seeds like those sold in supermarkets.]

Chemicals included with the FK01C forensic science supplement 2 kit:

□ BA01 - Agar powder

□ FB02 - Buffer, DNA loading, 6X concentrate

□ FB03 - Buffer, DNA running, 20X concentrate

□ FS10 - Chlorate known

□ FH01 - Herzberg's stain

□ FI01 - Iodide/Glycerol reagent

□ FJ01 - Jenk's stain

□ FL01 - Lead nitrate, 0.1% (nitrate known)

□ FP01 - Meat Tenderizer (papain-based)

□ FM03 - Methylene blue reagent, part A

□ FM04 - Methylene blue reagent, part B

□ BM02 - Methylene Blue, 1% aqueous

□ FM05 - Modified Griess reagent, part A

□ FM06 - Modified Griess reagent, part B

□ FS19 - Perchlorate known

□ FS05 - Sodium nitrite, 1% w/v


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