Safety Data Sheets

Online access to current Safety Data Sheets (SDS) is through MSDS online, an extensive, web-based, searchable database holding more than 3.5 million MSDSs.    The University of Guelph has established its own ”e-binder” within MSDS online which is a subset of SDSs for chemicals present at the University of Guelph.   All computers with University of Guelph IP addresses, including Regional Campuses and Research Stations have access to this system.  Research stations having difficulty accessing this system may be required to use the University’s VPN service.  For more information on VPN please go to

  1. To find an SDS go to MSDS online at:
  2. Search by chemical name, manufacturer or CAS number (preferred).
  3. If the chemical is found in our e-binder, your may view and/or print the SDS.
  4. If the chemical is not in our e-binder, you will be given an option to search MSDS online’s master database.  Once you have found the desired SDS, you may view and/or print it as well as request that it be added to the University’s e-binder.

For a printable version of these instructions: MSDS Access Instructions .

Safety Data Sheets for Biohazards

Many SDSs for infectious substances can be found at the following websites: