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Components of AICS

 

AICS has both non-confidential and a confidential sections. Each section contains the following chemical details only:

  • CAS Number: The CAS Number is a unique number assigned to a substance when it is entered into the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry database. The general format is
    XXX-XX-X;

  • Chemical Name: Chemicals are listed under their CAS approved name;

  • Molecular Formula: Molecular formula for some chemicals is listed in AICS;

  • Associated names (if any): Chemicals are more commonly known by names other than their CAS approved name. Some of these associated names or synonyms are also included in AICS.

 

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