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These are some other sources, including databases for chemical and material suppliers, where you may be able to get current and/or historical pricing information on your chemicals. Some suppliers list prices for smaller units (grams/milligrams, liters/milliliters, etc.) on their websites, while bulk pricing is only available by contacting the supplier for a quote.
Good Starting Place to Find Chemical Suppliers
From the chemical substance (CAS Registry) record, you can find commercial suppliers, which you can customize to see preferred vendors first. Other information included: purity, stock status and shipping times. There may be some pricing, but more often there's a link back to the original supplier catalog where you can check prices. Suppliers that offer bulk quantities are indicated, but you usually have to request a quote for the pricing. First-time users will need to register for a SciFinder account
Free chemical database (searchable by name, CAS, structure) with pricing and availability information from chemical suppliers. Also accessible within the Reaxys
database. In Reaxys, mouse over the shopping cart next to any chemical structure to bring up a link to eMolecules. If there's no shopping cart, you'll still get information on synthesizing that compound.
USGS Minerals Information
A wealth of economic information on minerals
, including historic data and mineral industry reports by country. Publications include: Mineral Commodity Summaries, Mineral Industry Surveys, Minerals Yearbook and Metal Industry Indicators, Nonmetallic Mineral Products Industry Indexes.
Formerly known as the Thomas Register. Extensive database of supplier catalogs and products, including chemicals. Free to search, but some features require a registration.
Indicative Chemical Prices, 2006-2008 (ICIS Chemical Business)
Prices for 100+ commodity chemicals as listed in 2006-2008, back when this was still the Chemical Market Reporter.
Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
Covers all aspects of chemistry and chemical engineering. Many of the articles on chemical covers uses, manufacturing and processing, and economic aspects, but note the date of the article.
Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry
Articles on all topics in chemistry and chemical engineering, including production, uses and economic aspects for many important chemicals. Good complement to Kirk-Othmer, but note the date of the article.
Another chemical database with supplier information. Prices aren't included (just a link to get a quote), but you can then search on the company website for more details.