Is there a convenient, easy-to-access source for Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSes) that does not require registration or payment?

A good website or reference book for wood-working MSDSes should make it easy to look up:

  • Products by manufacturer or brand name (such as Copper-Green Brown)
  • Products by chemical name (such as copper naphthenate)
  • Include a wide variety of wood working materials, glues, and finishes
  • Not require registration
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because, although such a resource would be valuable, questions seeking links to off-site resources are generally not permitted on Stack Exchange sites.
    – drs
    Commented Mar 19, 2015 at 20:50
  • Vote to close. Because what is required is google to find the answer. Any answer we could provide would just be a link only answer. A specific question about a MSDS for a particular wood, would not be answerable here because what you need for the answer is MSDS to answer in question in this context. In other words the expert answer is the MSDS, and we could not duplicate that.
    – Jon
    Commented Mar 20, 2015 at 0:42
  • Voting to reopen. While I agree that "questions seeking links" are bad, shopping questions are also for the same reasons. There is no chance that this site will ever be a host for MSDS (most significant site issues deal with topics that are fully in scope), Robs answer is good and in scope, (with room for improvement) "No, the site does not exist, but here is what to look for". This is the same as a shopping type question where answers revolve around what to look for in a tool, not the tool its self. Commented Mar 20, 2015 at 10:38
  • If you strongly disagree with my re-open proposal or want to discuss it more, please open a Meta discussion and link to it in the comments here. Commented Mar 20, 2015 at 10:39
  • I edited the post slightly to try to avoid the "just post a link" issue with the question. If the community dislikes it, please feel free to revert the edit. Commented Mar 20, 2015 at 11:19

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I'm not sure if it's required by law, but many companies make their MSDSes publicly available for free.

For example:

In addition, some resellers provide the MSDSes for products they sell:

You can also often find the MSDS for a product or chemical by searching for the product or chemical name along with "msds" in Google, Bing, etc.


The best I can currently do is search Google (or Duck, or Bing) for the product name, followed by MSDS. For example:

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