Safety Data Sheet Layout Guide
(according to GHS rev. 3)
SECTION 9: Physical and chemical properties
[SDS Section 9 Physical and chemical properties provides the empirical data of the substance or mixture (if possible).
In the case of a mixture, the entries should clearly indicate to which ingredient the data apply, unless it is valid for the whole mixture. The data included in this sub-section should apply to the substance or mixture.
Clearly identify the following properties and specify appropriate units of measure and/or reference conditions where appropriate. If relevant for the interpretation of the numeric value, the method of determination should also be provided (e.g. for flash point, open-cup/closed-cup):
Appearance (physical state, colour etc);
Melting point/freezing point
Initial boiling point and boiling range
Flammability (solid, gas)
Upper/lower flammability or explosive limits
Partition coefficient: n-octanol/water
If specific characteristics do not apply or are not available, they should still be listed on the SDS with a statement that they do not apply or not available. Other physical or chemical parameters in addition to those listed above may also be included in this section of the SDS]