Information Services

Chemical properties data

Useful resources for finding chemical property data.


Alloy Phase Diagram Database

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: More than 40,000 binary and ternary alloy phase diagrams, from over 9,000 systems. With associated crystal and reaction data. From ASM International.




Cambridge Structural Database - web based service

Access information: Registration may be required for off-campus access. VPN may be required to register from off-campus.

Over 700,000 small-molecule organic and organometallic crystal structures that can be visualised and downloaded. The crystallographic data has been determined by X-ray and neutron diffraction techniques.

Additional information:

CSD Remote Desktop for interrogation using associated software packages - see Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) entry



Computer Index of Nuclear Reaction Data (CINDA)

Access information: Freely available.

Bibliographic references to measurements, calculations, reviews, and evaluations of neutron cross-sections and other microscopic neutron data. Includes index references to numerical neutron data from four regional neutron data centers.

Photonuclear and charged particle reaction data included since 2005.

Coverage: Two automatic updates from EXFOR and NSR each year.



CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics online

Access information: Access on and off campus

Physical property data and mathematical formulae. Tables are interactive. Structure and property searching is available.

Also includes current international recommendations on nomenclature, symbols, and units. Plus biographies of renowned chemists and physicists.

Coverage: Updated 99th edition.



DETHERM: Thermophysical Properties Database

Access information: Access on-campus. Off-campus via the VPN service.
Description: Thermophysical properties of pure substances and mixtures . Caloric, excess, interfacial and transport properties with azeotropic, electrolyte, phase equilibrium and PVT- data for more than 38,850 pure compounds and 129,500 mixtures.
Coverage: Provides access to the following databases: Dortmunder Datenbank DDB, Electrolyte data collection ELDAR, Thermophysical database INFOTHERM, Thermophysical Parameter database COMDOR, Data collection C-DATA, Basic Database Bohlen BDBB, Solubility Database CAPEC-SDB.
Additional Information: Read more about the constituent databases.




Access information: Access on campus and off campus.
Description: Knovel platform includes technical reference information and interactive tools for targeted Materials/Property search across engineering disciplines.  Over 3,500 books are available during academic year 2017/18. 





National Chemical Database Service (CDS)

Access information:

Free at the point of access for students and academics of UK academic institutions.

Personal registration may be required for some services. VPN service may be required to register from off campus.


A suite of chemistry databases and tools hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and funded by the EPSRC.

Coverage: Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), DETHERM, ACD/ILab, Accelrys' Available Chemicals Directory (ACD), RSC's ChemSpider and FIZ Karlsruhe's Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD).
Additional information:

About the National Chemical Database Service

(Science & Technology Facilities Services hosted CDS site for reduced database access but where CrystalWorks developments continue)