The DECHEMA data collections began in the late 1970s. Emphasis is on thermal properties, phase equilibria (VLE, LLE, SLE), PVT, and transport properties for systems consisting of small, commercially important organic molecules in the fluid phase. Series titles, all located in the Chemistry Reference collection:
Although quite dated now, in its time the ICT was the best and best-known compilation of evaluated physical, mechanical and chemical data. Some of the units used are obsolete, but it is still worth checking for hard-to-find information, especially for unusual materials, and it remains a significant work. It was prepared under the auspices of the National Research Council. The 7-volume print set and index is available in the Chemistry Library's reference collection.
International thermodynamic tables of the fluid state.
Call Number: QD 511.8 I584 CHEM REF
Sponsored by IUPAC, this book series exhaustively described behaviors of several basic gases and liquids. Library has volumes on CO2, chlorine, oxygen, ethylene, fluorine, methanol, and methane.
The National Standard Reference Data Series comprised 72 titles focused on physical, spectral, and radiochemical data compilations and critical reviews. Some were later updated in JPCRD and its supplements. Most are available free on the NIST web site. Indexing: A cumulative property index covering nos. 1-42 of this series plus other NSRDS publications between 1964 and 1972 was published in no.55. The cumulative property index in v.5 (1976) of JPCRD also included entries for nos. 43-58 of this series.
A journal that reported thermodynamic properties of non-reacting organic binary systems in a standard tabular format. UT owns only 1973-77 and 1985-95 plus an index volume.
Solubility Data Series
Call Number: QD 543 S6629 CHEM REF
A useful source of evaluated solubility data for hard-to-locate systems, SDS was originally published as a book series by Pergamon Press. It has since continued within the JPCRD; use the journal's search feature to find them. The library's collection lacks some of the volumes.
Do people really still look stuff up in handbooks?
Honestly, not so much anymore. But don't dismiss the option. Much of the data published in older hardcopy handbooks and compilations doesn't exist digitally anywhere. But a thorough search for data needs to include them. How? We have a tool for you.
Finding desired data in the print collection of a technical library can be difficult. Hardest of all is knowing what sources you might look in, and where they are.
ThermoDex is a finding aid that lists about 300 such tools, with a description and listing of the types of data and compounds covered by each. You can search by these parameters to pull up a list of possible sources to consult in the library.