Physical chemical data online – NIST/TRC WTT

Rows of TRC binders now part of the NIST/TRC WTT

The NIST/TRC Web Thermo Tables (WTT) Professional Edition is an online database of critically evaluated thermochemical properties. There are two versions of the database, the Professional (with all the data) and the Lite (with 150 selected commonly used compounds). We subscribe to the Professional version.

Presently, the Professional version of WTT contains data for 7729 compounds.  Data includes critical properties, vapor pressures and boiling temperatures, phase transition properties, volumetric properties, heat capacities and derived properties, transport properties, reaction state-change properties, as well as index of refraction, surface tension, and speed of sound.  Various search options and interactive data plotting capabilities are provided via the web interface.

This is a subscription database (not the same as the freely available NIST Chemistry WebBook). The two products are complementary however, and each one has internal links to the other.

Problem with saved lists in OskiCat

Some OskiCat users have reported that their saved lists, normally accessed by logging into “My OskiCat,” are no longer available.  Attempts to view these lists get an error message: “An internal error has occurred.”

Update: We believe this issue has been resolved.  If you experience any problems saving or viewing lists in OskiCat, please let us know.

For more information, see Managing Search Results.


New IEEE-Wiley ebooks

BRII anniversary

January 21, 2011: The Berkeley Research Impact Initiative (BRII) celebrates its three year anniversary today. BRII supports faculty members, post-docs, and graduate students who want to make their journal articles free to all readers immediately upon publication. Over the last three years, BRII has approved more than 100 requests thus increasing the amount of Berkeley research that is open access. Through this program, BRII has also encouraged faculty to manage their copyright and has supported those researchers who wish to make their findings more widely available but who may not have access to alternative grant or departmental funding sources. Those benefiting from BRII come from a wide range of disciplines including environmental sciences, public health, engineering, energy and resources, life sciences, education and psychology. For more information on BRII along with instructions on how to apply for funding for your open access journal article go to the BRII website.

Visit the library bookstore, get a free book

From Monday January 24 through Thursday January 27, everyone who enters the Library Bookstore may pick out, free of charge, one book priced at up to $5.00, or receive a discount of $5.00 on books priced higher.

The Bookstore, located in 132 Doe Library (near the south entrance) is open Monday-Thursday 11am-2pm.  Limit one free book per person.