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Chemical Engineering (ChE)

Information resources related to chemical engineering for undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff.

Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook

Purdue has access to Perry's on two different ebook platforms.  Depending on your preference, you can use either. Both sites contain the contents of the entire 8th edition.


Knovel has e-books in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, including Plant Design and Operation and data on many chemical properties of compounds. Knovel also contains interactive graphs and diagrams. Hint: Simply search for the name of the compound and the property you are looking for, such as benzene and "boiling point." Notable titles include:


CRCnetBASE is a collection similar to Knovel, that has titles related to chemistry and chemical engineering.  It also contains a number of handbooks related to data on polymers.  You can search across the entire collection or connect directly to specific titles of interest below:

Chemical Kinetics

Kinetics data is difficult to find because each set of reaction conditions is unique.  Searching the literature is a good way to find this data, otherwise there area a few databases that might help.

Other Resources for Chemical and Thermophysical Properties

These are other individual titles you might consider consulting if Knovel and CRCnetBASE do not have what you need. There are also a number of print resources within the Library of Engineering & Science that you might find useful.

The NIST-JANAF tables are located in the Print Repositories (Closed - Request).

The DECHEMA Chemistry Data Series.

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Comprehensive Guide to Chemical and Physical Properties

Another LibGuide devoted to sources for Chemical and Physical Data.  It is continually being updated and contains additional links not found in this LibGuide.