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Chemical Engineering

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Handbooks

Below are key dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks to introduce you to key concepts and research in chemical engineering.




Key Print-only Resources

PLEASE NOTE: With the permanent closure of the Physical Sciences and Engineering Library during COVID time, all chemistry print books and other materials are now found in four locations:  Shields Library sciences 3rd floor;  Shields Library 2nd floor Reference collection (REFERENCE titles); temporary storage (at Carlson Health Sciences Library); or the Northern UC libraries storage facility, NRLF (Northern Regional Library Facility).    The UCD Library Catalog notes which of these four locations your print chemistry materials may be found at.

Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design

1976-2002. 69-volume set. 

Print Location:  TP9.E661 1976

Gardner’s Commercially Important Chemicals: Synonyms, Trade Names, Properties 

2005. (11th ed.)  G.W.A. Milne “An exhaustive resource for the industrial chemical community: contains 4,174 chemical entries and information such as structure, molecular formula, and chemical name; includes synonyms for each chemical, including other identifiers, chemical names, trade names, and trivial names, in English and other languages; provides chemical properties of the compounds, information concerning known uses of the chemical and biological data-in particular, acute toxicity in various species, where available; describes bulk inorganic chemicals, major pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, antifungal agents, etc.), and many dyestuffs, surfactants, and metals …. [Also includes] physical properties and use data for pure chemicals. Properties that have been provided, when available, include: the melting point, boiling point, density or specific gravity, optical rotation, ultraviolet absorption, solubility, and acute toxicity.”

Print Location: TP9.G288  2005.

NIST-JANAF Thermochemical Tables

1998 (4th ed.) 2-volume set.  (Updated every 10-25 years).  “Provides tables of enthalpies (H) and Gibbs energies of formation (G) for more than 1,000 chemical species in solid, liquid, and gas phases. Changes in H and G can be predicted for any reactions among the chemical speciesl”

Print Location: QD511 N57 1998