Images on this page are reproduced with permission from CAMEO Chemicals version 2.6 (https://cameochemicals.noaa.gov/), released 2016 by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.
CAMEO Chemicals is a database of chemicals and their hazards produced by the NOAA. It includes "thousands of datasheets containing response-related information and recommendations for hazardous materials that are commonly transported, used, or stored in the United States (https://cameochemicals.noaa.gov/help/cameo_chemicals_help.htm#t=2_about%2Fabout.htm). CAMEO Chemicals can be searched on the Web using a standard or mobile Web site, or it can be downloaded to a computer to be used with other CAMEO products. A mobile app is planned for fall 2016.
You need to begin your work in CAMEO Chemicals by performing a search (Search) or by adding reactive groups to your MyChemicals page by selecting them from a list (MyChemicals). Until you have done one of these things, you will not be able to do anything on the Reactivity page.
Search options in CAMEO Chemicals include chemical or group name, CAS Registry Number, or United Nations-North America (UN/NA) number, and searches use an automatic Boolean AND operator in order to find all terms entered within the record for the substance or group.
CAMEO Chemicals also offers an advanced search interface. This allows you to profile substances and groups by entering multiple, reasonably specific search criteria.
Records for substances include the following information:
Search results are chemicals or groups, whose records include information on specific hazards. To see the detailed information about a specific chemical or group, click on the button from the brief view of the record.
Records for Reactive Groups include a description with the following information:
They also offer the option of predicting reactivity when combined with another reactive group.
MyChemicals is an area to store a collection of chemicals' records. You may want to determine their predicted reactivity, or you may want to export the list for later use. In order to move a retrieved chemical to the MyChemicals section, simply click on the box from either the short record or the full record.
You can use MyChemicals to generate a nice report, including the predicted reactive hazards between each of the chemicals, as well as the detailed data sheet for each chemical. Exporting the collection creates a file on your computer that you can import into CAMEO Chemicals next time you want to view it. This allows you to create a library of chemical collections.
Once you have added chemicals to MyChemicals, you can begin predicting their reactivity. Simply click on the link in the right sidebar of any screen to enter the reactivity predictor. This will give you a table showing the compatibility of all substances in your MyChemicals list, followed by a detailed report on the predicted reactivity of each pair.