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Best places to start looking for properties of chemicals and materials.
You can locate property data for your compound through a substance search in the 156-million compound CAS Registry. From the substance record you can then check for experimental and predicted data. The experimental data will usually be accompanied by a literature reference.
You can also search SciFinder by research topic, which can be helpful if you're searching for a broad group of properties and/or group of compounds, like enthalpy of halogenated benzenes
or mechanical properties of carbonitrides
. SciFinder requires a one-time registration
Database of 29 million organic, inorganic, and organometallic compounds, many with an extensive list of associated property data facts (500+ million total). Each property data point has an associated journal article or patent reference. The easiest way to search is by substance to bring up the records with property data.
Essential collection of 7200+ handbooks and databases for property data on chemicals and materials. Use the Property Search to enter your material/substance, then browse and select from the list of available properties grouped by category (electrical, mechanical, thermal/thermodynamic, etc.). Data is presented in interactive, downloadable tables, and in some cases interactive graphs. Click more to see some of the key titles.
CRC's collection of chemical information databases. Includes: CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics, Combined Chemical Dictionary, Properties of Organic Compounds, and Polymers: A Property Database.
Landolt-Börnstein (via SpringerMaterials)
Extensive collection of physical property data.
IMPORTANT: This series is now part of SpringerMaterials, which we don't license. However, you can still search the SpringerMaterials database
for your compound and property. If the document you need is from a pre-2010 volume of Landolt-Börnstein, you can access it online via Portico
. Make sure you note the Landolt volume and document name (often the compound in question) from your SpringerMaterials search, which you'll need when you browse the volumes in Portico. Instructions on searching SpringerMaterials to locate a Landolt-Börnstein chapter in Portico
Properties database covering 115,000 engineering materials: metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, and more. Free to search and use, with an option to register for added functionality.