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Current Chemical Prices
Current prices for bulk industrial chemicals are often reported in trade journals such as Chemical Week and ICIS Chemical Business (formerly Chemical Market Reporter). Search the journals by limitng the publication name and then adding the keywords. Search for the name of the chemical or the chemical abbreviation and keyword terms such as "price" and "production."
Try these business databases to search the trade journals:
Business Source Complete This link opens in a new windowContent Type: Business journal articles, company reports. Description: Peer-reviewed journals, trade journals, and business magazines. Company SWOT reports. Includes the Harvard Business Review, Volume 1 (1922) to present.Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.
ABI/INFORM Complete This link opens in a new windowContent type: Business journal articles. Description: ABI/INFORM is the library's largest online full-text business journal collection. 3,000 business periodicals - peer-reviewed journals, trade journals, business magazines, 1960 - present, including the Wall Street Journal, 1984 - present.Available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.
Try these links for current chemical prices from suppliers.
- BuyersGuideChem - directory of chemicals & chemical suppliers
- ChemExper - Catalog of Chemical Suppliers - products from chemical suppliers
- Fisher Scientific - product catalog
- Sigma Aldrich - product catalog
Integrated in SciFinder (link below) CHEMCATS provides verified available quantities, prices and supplier contact information for millions of commercially available chemical products from hundreds of suppliers.
CAS SciFinderⁿ This link opens in a new windowFIRST-TIME USERS: Click more... below to create an account to use SciFinder
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) databases of chemistry and related scientific fields. Mid 1800's - present. Includes step-by-step procedures and protocols, citation mapping, biosequence searching, retrosynthetic analysis, patent landscape mapping, touch-screen enabled structure drawing and more.To use SciFinder, you must create an account using your UMass Amherst email address. Click here to create the account.
After initial account creation, available on campus to all, or off-campus to UMass Amherst students, staff and faculty with an UMass Amherst IT NetID (user name) and password.
Historical Chemical Prices
Finding historical chemical prices can be a challenge. Try the following resources:
ICIS chemical prices student edition website
Kirk-Othermer encyclopedia of chemical technology
If these resources do not provide the information needed try searching in the trade journals for historical prices.
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