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Properties Data for Chemicals & Materials: Environ & Toxicological Properties

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2024 1:04 PM

Environmental and toxicological properties can be found using the following specialized sources:

  • Dictionary of Substances and Their Effects  UB ONLY

    This 2005 electronic version of the original seven-volume reference work published by the Royal Society of Chemistry is available to the UB community via Knovel. It contains information on approximately 5,300 chemicals and their impact on the environment. Includes detailed information about the toxicity of the chemicals, physical properties and regulatory requirements. The information can be accessed through a live summary table that links to the detailed summaries or by browsing the table of contents for a specific chemical.

  • Handbook of Hazardous Chemical Properties  UB ONLY

    This book provides extensive information on nearly 700 chemicals of commercial and industrial importance, as well as extensive health (toxicological) and safety handling information. It provides chemical specific information pertinent to safe handling and transportation of chemicals, worker protection, emergency response information to address spills, explosions on fire situations, and chemical stability/reactivity data.

  • Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens  UB ONLY
  • The electronic version of the fourth edition of this classic title, available via Knovel, is the most complete reference available providing information on almost 1,400 of the most heavily used, transported, and regulated chemical substances of occupational and environmental concern.

  • Illustrated Handbook of Physical-Chemical Properties and Environmental Fate for Organic Chemicals

    This is an extensive collection of data contained in a multi-volume set. The volumes are shelved in the Lockwood Library Science & Engineering Reference Collection, call number REF TD196.O73 M32 1992.

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TOXNET & TOXMAP Information

Please note, TOXMAP and TOXNET have been retired. Per the U.S. National Library of Medicine, most of NLM's toxicology information services have been integrated into other NLM products and services. You can see how to access TOXNET/TOXMAP information at the below web link:

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