CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics releases 96th edition

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The latest edition of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics is now available online, and contains all the new and updated tables from the 96th edition.

New tables

  • Section 1: Basic Constants, Units, and Conversion Factors – Descriptive Terms for Solubility
  • Section 8: Analytical Chemistry – Stationary Phases for Porous Layer Open Tubular Columns; Coolants for Cryotrapping; Instability of HPLC Solvents; Chlorine-Bromine Combination Isotope Intensities
  • Section 16: Health and Safety Information – Materials Compatible with and Resistant to 72 Percent Perchloric Acid; Relative Dose Ranges from Ionizing Radiation

Updated and expanded tables

  • Section 6: Fluid Properties -  Update and expansion of Sublimation Pressure of Solids; Major update of Vapor Pressure of Fluids at Temperatures Below 300 K
  • Section 7: Biochemistry – Expansion of Structure and Functions of Some Common Drugs
  • Section 8: Analytical Chemistry – Minor update of Nuclear Spins, Moments, and Other Data Related to NMR Spectroscopy
  • Section 9: Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy – Update of Bond Dissociation Energies
  • Section 11: Nuclear and Particle Physics –   Update of Summary Tables of Particle Properties; Major update of Table of the Isotopes
  • Section 14: Geophysics, Astronomy, and Acoustics –   Update of Major World Earthquakes; Update of Atmospheric Concentration of Carbon Dioxide, 1958-2014; Update of Global Temperature Trend, 1880-2014
  • Section 15: Practical Laboratory Data – Update of Dependence of Boiling Point on Pressure
  • Section 16: Health and Safety Information –  Update of Threshold Limits for Airborne Contaminants
  • Appendix B: – Update of Sources of Physical and Chemical Data

CRCnetBASE Trial access to complete eBook database

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Taylor & Francis Publishers has made the entire CRCnetBASE eLibrary collection available to UMass Lowell on a trial basis through April 22, 2011.

CRCnetBASE is made up of over 6000 online books that span over 40 disciplines. The collections include full text handbooks, references, and monographs published by CRC Press as well as Auerbach and Chapman & Hall.

CRCnetBASE offers subject collections in multiple scientific and engineering disciplines as well as nutrition and healthcare, mathematics and statistics, economics and public administration.

UMass Lowell has long subscribed to CHEMnetBASE and ENGnetBASE, but now for a limited time the entire CRCnetBASE eLibary collection is available for full-text access:

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Handbook of Chemistry & Physics 90th Edition

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The content of the 90th Edition, 2009-2010, of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is now available online.

The new 90th edition adds several new tables including Structure and Functions of Common Drugs, Solubility Parameters of Polymers, Major World Earthquakes, and Equilibrium Constants of Selected Enzyme Reactions. It adds major updates to several others, including Threshold Limits for Airborne Contaminants, Mass Spectral Peaks of Common Organic Solvents, and Properties of the Solar System. It also adds a table of Nobel Laureates in Chemistry and Physics.

Structure/Property Search

Also new is the ability to search the handbook by chemical structure. Simply download the  Marvin Sketch Java Applet from ChemAxon and then begin drawing your structure query.

You can search over 10,000 compounds by drawing a Chemical Structure, or by completing the Chemical Properties section. To perform a more complex search, you may combine a Chemical Structure with the parameters set in the Chemical Properties section.

New web version of the Dictionary of Organic Compounds

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Chapman & Hall/CRC Publishers has released its latest web version of the Dictionary of Organic Compounds (DOC) is now available on the CHEMnetBASE website .

What’s new?

In addition to updated data and 5,000 new compounds since the last update, this new version also has an upgraded structure searching applet called MarvinSketch that provides full compatibility with Mac OSX, giving Mac users structure-search capabilities for the first time.

Take a tour

The new features of DOC are highlighted in this online tour.


CHEMnetBASE is a web-based compilation of well-known and well-respected chemistry reference books produced by Chapman & Hall/CRC Press. The information offers quick access to chemical and physical property data. Resources included are the Combined Chemical Dictionary (CCD), Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds, Dictionary of Drugs, Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds, Dictionary of Natural Products, Dictionary of Organic Compounds, the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Polymers: A Property Database, and Properties of Organic Compounds (POC).


CRC Dictionary of Drugs releases its latest version

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The latest web version of the Chapman & Hall/CRC Dictionary of Drugs (DOD) is now available.

The DOD is a subset of  the Chapman & Hall/CRC Combinded Chemical Dictionary  availabe in the CHEMnetBASE .

In addition to updated data on the latest drugs and pharmacological tools, the new version of the DOD  also has an upgraded structure searching applet from ChemAxon. MarvinSketch is powerful and intuitive and also provides full compatibility with Mac OSX, giving our Mac customers structure search capabilities for the first time.

 The new features of DOD are highlighted in this tour.

The Combined Chemical Dictionary (CCD) Web Version is a chemical database containing over 500,000 substances which are formerly available from the following products:

  • Dictionary of Carbohydrates
  • Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds
  • Dictionary of Natural Products
  • Dictionary of Organic Compounds
  • Dictionary of Drugs (formerly PharmaSource)

The information contained on the chemical database includes descriptive and numerical data on chemical, physical and biological properties of compounds; systematic and common names of compounds; literature references; structure diagrams and their associated connection tables.