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Search Example: Locating Material Safety Data (MSDS)
Question: How do I get the MSDS for stannous chloride?
Strategy: Searching for chemical substance information using a chemical name
is a 2-step prozess:
1. Locate the CAS REGISTRY record for the substance.
2. Select the link to MSDS information. This will start a "crossover search" from REGISTRY to MSDS.
Search Strategy
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   CAS Number Search:
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The Search Page is displayed. It offers three different search options: "Easy", "Advanced" and "CAS Number" Search.
To search for a chemical substance, select the "CAS Number" tab.
Enter the name "stannous cloride" in the search box and click the green "Search" button.
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Helpful HINT: Use the free "Browse Index" button before clicking "Search" to make sure that the chemical name you entered is spelled correctly and is included in the database you have chosen - before you actually pay for the search.
Simply select the chemical name you wish to search from the "Browse Index" list, then click "Search".
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   1. Answer Page:
Select title at Answer Page
The list of answers is displayed in a table format on the Answer Page.
Your search question and total number of answers are shown at the top of the Answer Page as well.
Stannous chloride is located in the REGISTRY database. To display the detailed record, click the blue "Display Answers" button or directly the title hyperlink. - You may change the Display Format and Display Style using the selection boxes at the bottom of the title list.
Please note: The display cost is shown to the right of the answer.
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   1. Display Page:
See detailed record at Display Page
The REGISTRY record is displayed. The search in the REGISTRY database ensures that the correct information is retrieved, even if you use a variant name, e.g. dichlorotin or tin chloride.
The REGISTRY record provides a wealth of additional information for this substance through hyperlinks to other STN databases. Links are available to commercial suppliers of the substance, toxicology research, regulated chemical lists, and other news and research.
Click the "Material Safety (MSDS)" link to retrieve the MSDS information.
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   2. Answer Page:
Select title at Answer Page
The MSDS for stannous chloride is located in the MSDS-OHS database.
To display the full text of the MSDS, click on its title hyperlink.
Note that the display cost is shown to the right of the answer.
   2. Display Page:
See detailed record at Display Page
Immediately, the entire MSDS for stannous chloride is displayed - right at your desktop!
In order to start a new search, simply click the appropriate search option below the STN Easy Logo on the blue Navigation Frame and a new Search Page is displayed.
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