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Swain Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library


Handbooks and Property Databases

Includes selected print and online handbooks as well as databases with searchable property information that are of interest to chemists and chemical engineers.

2nd, completely rev. and enl. ed. Weinheim : [Great Britain] : Wiley-VCH, 2002.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Request at circulation desk » QD505 .A67 2002 V.1
Homogeneous catalysis is the success story of organometallic chemistry. Bulk and fine chemicals, and even natural products are being produced via homogeneous organometallic catalysis. This handbook contains both basic research and industrial applications. It also has both state-of-the-art and concise treatment of important catalytic reactions and processes.
Focusing on a lucrative and increasingly important area of biomedicine, this Handbook brings together various biomaterials production and processing aspects, including tissue engineering scaffold materials, drug delivery systems, nanobiomaterials, and biosensors. With contributions from renowned international experts and extensive reference lists in each chapter, the volume provides detailed, practical information to produce and use biomaterials.
Cambridge : Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre,
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Permanent reserve » QD921 .C36 2014
"The CSD is the world repository of small molecule crystal structures. Stanford has a license to the web version of CSD which is updated weekly. We also have a site license for the Cambridge Crystallographic Database System, Mercury, DASH, Hermes, and SuperStar. (Structure Searching)
Web version. Boca Raton, FL : Chapman & Hall/CRC
Includes descriptive and numerical data on the chemical, physical and biological properties of compounds; systematic and common names of compounds; literature references; structure diagrams and their associated connection tables. CCD online includes: organic compounds (269,000 records); natural products (178,000 records); inorganic and organometallic compounds (103,000 records); drugs (44,000 records); and analytical reagents (14,000 records). (Structure searching)
Cleveland, Ohio, CRC Press.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » QD65 .H3 60TH 1979/1980
Continues to be the most accurate, reliable and current resource available on data needed by chemists, physicists and engineers. It provides wide coverage of data on properties of inorganic and organic compounds. Now searchable by chemical structure. Note: Section 18 contains sources of physical and chemical data.
Marine organisms offer a delicate, yet plentiful source for a vast array of novel products whose unique structural features make them suitable drug candidates, pesticides, marine anti-fouling agents, and more. "The Dictionary of Marine Natural Products Web Version" gives researchers a new tool for developing pharmaceutical and chemical applications of marine natural products.
2nd ed. Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, c1999.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Safety Collection (non-circulating) » RA1193 .D53 1999 V.1
DOSE brings together all relevant data for over 4,100 chemicals, making it a vital reference for all health, safety and environmental officers, toxicologists and regulatory bodies. All the information in DOSE is fully referenced and is presented in concise, easy-to-read summaries. Data include physical properties, occupational exposure limits, mammalian and avian toxicity, genotoxicity, ecotoxicity, environmental fate, plus regulatory requirements including risk and safety phrases.
Handbook of Biosensors and Biochips provides an essential reference, underpinning many of the applications used in medical diagnostics, environmental control and pharmaceutical and food industries. With 85 chapters and ten introductions, it is structured into the following subject areas: Part I: Introduction to biosensor and biochip technologies  Part II: Biological and molecular recognitions systems  Part III: The biology – materials interface: interfacial science and receptor integration  Part IV: Transducer technologies for biosensors and bio-array technologies  Part V: Miniaturized, micro-engineered and particle systems  Part VI: Array technologies  Part VII: Data analysis, conditioning and presentation  Part VIII: Areas and examples of biosensor applications  Part IX: Commercialization, business and regulatory issues  Part X: Future implications, trends and perspectives
4th ed. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2012.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Stacks » TP149 .H285 2012
Fully revised throughout with new procedures, the Fourth Edition shows how to solve the main process-related problems that often arise in chemical engineering practice. New calculations reflect the latest green technologies and environmental engineering standards.
This handbook serves as a source of electrochemical information, providing details of experimental considerations, representative calculations, and illustrations of the possibilities available in electrochemical experimentation. The book is divided into five parts: Fundamentals, Laboratory Practical, Techniques, Applications, and Data.
Chichester, England ; New York : Wiley, c2003-2009.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks, non-circulating item » TK2931 .H36 2003 V.1
This handbook brings together for the first time in a single online reference work the fundamentals, principles and the current state-of-the-art in fuel cells. Its publication reflects the increasing importance and the rapidly growing rate of research into alternative, clean sources of energy. The Handbook is divided into four main themes: (1) Fundamentals and Survey of Systems (2) Fuel Cell Electrocatalysis (3) Fuel Cell Technology and Applications, and (4) Advances in Electrocatalysis, Materials, Diagnostics and Durability.
[Place of publication not identified] : John Wiley and Sons, 2010-
This handbook is a one-stop resource covering green catalysis, green solvents, green processes, and green products. [Set I: Green catalysis] v. 1. Homogeneous catalysis; v. 2. Heterogeneous catalysis; v. 3. Biocatalysis   [Set II: Green solvents]  v. 4. Supercritical solvents; v. 5. Reactions in water; v. 6. Ionic liquids   [Set III: Green processes] v. 7. Green synthesis; v. 8. Bioinspired processes; v. 9. Designing safer chemicals   [Set IV: Green products] v. 10. Green engineering; v. 11. Green nanoscience; v. 12. Sustainable product design.
2nd, completely rev. and enl. ed. Weinheim : Wiley-VCH ; [Chichester : ǂb John Wiley, distributor], c2008.
This 8 volume handbook provides easily searchable yet comprehensive information. Major topics include: Preparation of Solid Catalysts, Characterization of Solid Catalysts, Model Systems, Elementary Steps and Mechanisms, Kinetics and Transport Processes, Deactivation and Regeneration, Special Catalytic Systems, Laboratory Reactors, Reaction Engineering, Environmental Catalysis, Inorganic Reactions, Energy-related Catalysis, and Organic Reactions.
The field of High-resolution Spectroscopy has been considerably extended and even redefined in some areas. Combining the knowledge of spectroscopy, laser technology, chemical computation, and experiments, Handbook of High-resolution Spectroscopy provides a comprehensive survey of the whole field as it presents itself today, with emphasis on the recent developments.
This handbook provides an integrated view of manufacturing areas with other topics essential in the new era. No other source offers as much data on the chemistry, engineering, economics, and infrastructure of the industry. Extensive discussion of new material can be found on the following topics: Green Engineering and Chemistry, Practical Catalysis, Biomass Utilization, Nanotechnology fundamentals, Biotechnology.
Laser processing of solid materials has been commonly performed in gas ambient. Having the workpiece immersed into liquid, having a liquid film on it, or soaking the material with liquid gives several advantages such as removal of the debris, lowering the heat load on the workpiece, and confining the vapour and plasma, resulting in higher shock pressure on the surface. The primary aim of the book is to present the essentials of previous research (tabulated data of experimental conditions and results), and help researchers develop new processing and diagnostics techniques (presenting data of liquids and a review of physical phenomena associated with LALP). Engineers can use the research results and technological innovation information to plan their materials processing tasks.
Chichester ; New York : Wiley, c2001-c2004.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Stacks » QP552 .M46 H363 2001 V.1
"This two-volume handbook covers 105 major metalloproteins. Content is presented in both a large format and full colour and covers the most relevant transition metals such as iron, nickel, copper, cobalt, molybdenum, manganese tungsten and vanadium. It includes a computer-modelled structure for each compound, with information on the sequence information, synthesis and spectroscopic properties, functional aspects as well as key chemical, biological, physical and medical properties of the compound described. The Handbook of Metalloproteins and the Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry were merged to form the Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. Updates to content will appear in this new encyclopedia"
Chichester : Wiley, c2003.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Reference (non-circulating) » QD461 .H25 2003 V.1
"Published in three volumes, this comprehensive reference work brings together in a single source for the first time, a detailed presentation of the most important theoretical concepts and methods for the study of molecules and molecular systems. Includes: Fundamentals, Molecular Electronic Structure, and Molecules in the Physico-Chemical Environment." (Publisher's description)
This handbook is the first comprehensive reference to cover both fundamental and applied aspects of physics at the nanoscale. It offers an introduction to established fundamentals in the field as well as a summary of the most significant developments in research. Contents: Vol. 1 Principles and Methods, Vol. 2 Clusters and Fullerenes, Vol. 3 Nanoparticles and Quantum Dots, Vol. 4 Nanotubes and Nanowires, Vol. 5 Functional Nanomaterials, Vol. 6 Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics, Vol. 7 Nanomedicine and Nanorobotics
Norwich, N.Y. : William Andrew ; Oxford : Elsevier Science [distributor], 2009.
The book includes both science and technological aspects of new drug delivery systems. Its unique focus is that it is on new drug delivery systems that are considered to be "non-invasive". Other unique features include a chapter on Regulatory Aspects of non-invasive systems and one on FDA guidance for topical nano-drug delivery. Two chapters covering market trends and perspectives, as well as providing guidance to those marketing such systems are also included.
Porphyrins, phthalocyanines and their numerous analogues and derivatives are materials of tremendous importance in chemistry, materials science, physics, biology and medicine. They are the red color in blood (heme) and the green in leaves (chlorophyll); they are also excellent ligands that can coordinate with almost every metal in the Periodic Table. This handbook will prove to be a modern authoritative treatise on the subject as it is a collection of up-to-date works by world-renowned experts in the field.
The self-assembled nanostructured materials described in this book offer a number of advantages over conventional material technologies in a wide range of sectors. World leaders in the field of self-organization of nanostructures review the current status of research and development in the field, and give an account of the formation, properties, and self-organization of semiconductor nanostructures.
San Diego, Calif. : London : Academic, c2001.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Stacks » QC173.4 .S94 H363 2001 V.1
This handbook brings together all aspects of the chemistry, physics, and engineering of surfaces and interfaces of materials studied in academic and industrial research. It covers different experimental and theoretical aspects of surfaces and interfaces, their physical properties, and spectroscopic techniques that have been applied to a wide class of inorganic, organic, polymer, and biological materials.
Bethesda, Md. : National Library of Medicine, [199-]-
HSDB has comprehensive, peer-reviewed toxicology data for about 5,000 potentially hazardous chemicals. It is enhanced with information on human exposure, industrial hygiene, emergency handling procedures, environmental fate, regulatory requirements, nanomaterials, and related areas.
Infotherm contains property data for more than 30,000 pure substances and compounds, including PVT-properties, phase equilibria, transport and surface properties, caloric properties, acoustic and optical properties. Searchable by compound, molecular formula, CAS registry number in combination with chemical state, conditions, properties, and/or system. Covers 1919-present.
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Karlsruhe : Fachinformationszentrum ; Gaithersburg : NIST,
"ICSD (Inorganic Crystal Structure Database) is the world's largest comprehensive database on the complete structural information for crystalline inorganic compounds. The data are carefully evaluated from relevant scientific literature. Besides the bibliographic information each dataset contains compound name, molecular formula, as well as space group, unit cell parameters, atomic coordinates and temperature factors."
1st online ed. Chester, England : International Union of Crystallography ; New York : Springer, c2006.
The series contains articles and data on crystallographic research and applications of crystallographic methods on the structure and properties of materials. Symmetry, diffraction methods and techniques of crystal structure determination, and physical and chemical properties of crystals are emphasized. Each volume includes discussions of theory, practical explanations, and examples for educators.
Knovel provides access to over 2,000 leading reference works and databases from over 50 international publishers and professional societies through a single interface. Includes the ability to search numeric data.  Some books have interactive tables.
New York : McGraw-Hill, c1973-
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Reference (non-circulating) » QD65 .L36 2005
A standard reference for chemists for 70 years, this new Sixteenth Edition has been recently enhanced to feature 17 interactive tables listing the various physical constants, critical properties and thermodynamic values of approximately 4,400 organic and 1,400 inorganic compounds.
Includes renowned engineering handbooks, powerful search tools, global engineering news, interactive tables and graphs, interactive videos and student study guides, and time-saving curriculum guides.
Rahway, N.J. : Merck & Co., 1968-
Biology Library (Falconer) » Stacks » RS356 .M524 ED.14 2006
The Merck Index contains over 10,000 monographs with information relating to compounds of significance in research, commerce and environmental impact.  Each monograph in this authoritative reference source is a concise description of a single substance or a small group of closely related compounds. There is also a supplement of Organic Name Reactions.
Boca Raton, FL : Taylor & Francis, c2007.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » TK7874.8 .N358 2007
Written by acclaimed experts in a number of specialties, this work provides coherent coverage on a spectrum of issues in molecular and nano electronics. It emphasizes device fundamentals and recent innovations, while also exploring novel solutions and far-reaching developments, including the envisioning of new paradigms. The Handbook includes sections on device and system-level molecular and nano electronics, examines biomolecular electronics and processing, and covers recent innovative results
Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, c2007.
Engineering Library (Terman) » Stacks » T174.7 .N35244 2007
Breakthroughs in nanotechnology have been coming at a rapid pace. This was fueled by significant worldwide investments by governments and industry. But if these promising young technologies cannot begin to show commercial viability soon, that funding is in danger of disappearing. Scrutinizing the barriers to commercial scale-up of nanotechnologies, this book presents a broad survey of the research being done to bring nanotechnology out of the laboratory and into the factory.
Nanoparticle technology handles the preparation, processing, application and characterization of nanoparticles. Nanoparticle technology plays an important role in the implementation of nanotechnology in many engineering and industrial fields including electronic devices, advanced ceramics, new batteries, engineered catalysts, paint and ink, Drug Delivery System, biotechnology, etc.; and makes use of the unique of the nanoparticles which are completely different from those of the bulk materials.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Stacks » T174.7 .O94 2010 V.1
This three volume handbook presents frontier research in nanoscience and nanotechnology, describes fundamental issues and theories of nanomaterials, and explains state of art technologies in synthesis, manipulation and characterization of nanostructure materials.
New York : McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1984-
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Reference (non-circulating) » TP155 .C52 7TH 1997
Since 1934, Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook has delivered unrivaled, state-of-the-art coverage of all aspects of chemical engineering—from the fundamentals to details on computer applications and control. Featuring 2,700 pages and 1900 illustrations, the eighth edition is a comprehensive source for the newest developments, advances, achievements, and methods in the field.
"Pharmaceutical Substances is a one-stop source of information relating to the industrial synthesis and commercial applications of every licensed drug of significance and serves as an ideal tool for teaching in the field of medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry. The compendium of over 2400 APIs (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) provides: Capability to search for marketed drugs relating to a structure or reaction; a rapid overview of a therapeutic area or chemically related substances; industrial synthetic routes elucidated from complex patent descriptions; insights into industrial processes and toxicity issues; commercial information such as trade names and vendors/ manufacturers for the six world markets; and concise records ideal for hand-outs and quick reference." (Structure Searching)
[Frankfurt, Germany ; New York, NY] : Elsevier
Available via the web, Reaxys Xcelerate contains an extensive repository of experimentally validated data that chemists need including structures, reactions (including multi-step reactions) and physical properties. Reaxys was formed by the merger of three databases: Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry, Gmelin Handbook of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry, and the Chemistry Patent database. (Structure and Reaction Searching)
[Maintal, Germany] : science-softCon, [2010?]
The 7th edition of the science-softCon "UV/Vis+ Spectra Data Base" contains about 5600 spectra/data sheets (ascii-format) and additional photochemistry information from published papers of about 900 substances. The data base is subdivided into 27 substance groups.  The database is divided into a Literature Service and a Spectra Service.  The Literature Service provides spectra data sheets with information concerning publications of EUV-VUV-UV-Vis-NIR spectral data and related information (e.g. quantum yield studies, photolysis studies, etc.).  The Spectra Service provides in addition the spectra data (high and low resolution spectra, from low temperatures to high temperatures) in digital form, graphical representations of the spectral data, and additional photochemical information.
"This Handbook comprises a comprehensive reference source that unifies the entire fields of atomic, molecular, and optical (AMO) physics, assembling the principal ideas, techniques and results of the field from atomic spectroscopy to applications in comets. Its 92 chapters are written by over 100 authors, all leaders in their respective disciplines. It is carefully edited to ensure a uniform coverage and style and with extensive cross references, together with a guide to the primary research literature, it is both a source of information and an inspiration for graduate students and other researchers new to the field. All chapters offer diagrams of apparatus, graphs, and tables of data."
2nd ed. Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2001-
Biology Library (Falconer) » Stacks » QP601 .E5158 2001 INDEX A
Springer Handbook of Enzymes provides data on enzymes sufficiently well characterized. It offers concise and complete descriptions of some 5,000 enzymes are well characterized as well as their application in analytical, synthetic and biotechnology processes, in food industry, and for medicinal treatments. Data sheets are arranged in their EC-Number sequence and the volumes themselves are arranged according to enzyme classes. This series provides much detail on each enzyme, including specific activity and Km values. References are provided for all data, and human and non-human species are covered, but it would be very difficult to find data for a specific species.
2nd rev. & extended ed. Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2007.
This handbook addresses mechanical and electrical engineers, materials scientists, physicists and chemists who work either in the nano area or in a field that is or will be influenced by this new key technology.
"SpringerMaterials is based on the Landolt-Börnstein New Series, the unique, fully evaluated data collection in all areas of physical sciences and engineering. SpringerMaterials also comprises the Dortmund Data Bank Software & Separation Technology, a Database on Thermophysical Properties and the Linus Pauling Files, a Database on Inorganic Solid Phases and chemical safety data. Print copy of Landolt-Bornstein is available at the Swain Library." (Structure Searching)
16th ed. Essex, England ; New York : Longman Scientific & Technical, c1995.
Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Reference (non-circulating) » QC61 .K3 1995
The 16th edition (published 1995) is crammed full of tables of data, formulae, graphs and charts. This information span topics from fundamental constants to fibre optics, superconductivity to Raman spectroscopy and many others. The contents will be regularly reviewed and updated to reflect advances and developments in the fields of physics and chemistry.
Boca Raton : CRC/Taylor & Francis, 2006.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » TK2950 .T535 2006
Coverage spans from general principles and theoretical concepts to material preparation and measurements; thermoelectric materials; thermoelements, modules, and devices; and thermoelectric systems and applications. Reflecting the enormous impact of nanotechnology on the field-as the thermoelectric properties of nanostructured materials far surpass the performance of conventional materials-each section progresses systematically from macro-scale to micro/nano-scale topics.
Reviewing applications at the leading edge of modern biomedical engineering, Tissue Engineering and Artificial Organs explores transport phenomena, biomimetics systems, biotechnology, prostheses, artificial organs, and ethical issues. The book features approximately 90% new material in the tissue engineering section, integrates coverage of life sciences with a new section on molecular biology, and includes a new section on bionanotechnology.
Bethesda, Md. : National Library of Medicine, [199-]-
TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork) is a group of databases covering chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and toxicology.  Information in the TOXNET databases covers: Specific chemicals, mixtures, and products; Chemical nomenclature; Unknown chemicals; Special toxic effects of chemicals in humans and/or animals; and Citations from the scientific literature.
Comprehensive source of physical property data for polymers commercially available, with experimentally determined and selected data for over 2,500 polymers. The initial content is derived from the Polymer Handbook. The database will be updated quarterly. Search features include the ability to search for polymers matching specific properties or ranges of properties, the ability to create custom tables for all the properties of a specific polymer, and the ability to access the full-text html for references to the primary literature via CrossRef.
Ninth Edition. [Hoboken, NJ ?] : John Wiley & Sons, [2010] ©2010.
This database contains three collections of MS data:  (1) Wiley Registry 9th – 670,000 classical EI spectra, 570,000 searchable structures  (2) NIST/EPA/NIH 2011 – 240,000 classical EI spectra, 210,000 searchable structures (3) Wiley MS – 100,000 classical EI spectra, 100,000 searchable structures   It is the largest mass spectral library that is commercially available. Coverage includes pharmaceuticals, illegal drugs, poisons, pesticides,steroids, natural products, chemical warfare agents,and environmental pollutants.   Search help: Getting Started (from Wiley) and SurfSpec Flash Movies (from UK's Chemical Database Service). (Structure searching)
Accurate information describes how chemicals behave at different temperatures for 5000 organic chemical compounds covering C1 to C70 organics. All tables in this book are interactive (live) and most contain live equations for easy calculation and plotting of the properties.