Use the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics to look up important chemical information about your compounds/sources.
CAS Number, "Table." in Book, edition (Format), editor, Publisher, Location.
Example citing cyclohexanone (my sample compound from class):
108.94.1."Physical Constants of Organic Compounds," in CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 104th Edition (Internet Version 2023), John R. Rumble, ed., CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, FL.
*** If you are citing more than one compound, list multiple CAS numbers separated by commas.***
Start by using the search box to find the "Basic Physical Properties of Chemical Compounds" table. (Make sure you pick the option that is labeled "Knovel Critical Tables," not the sample.)
Once you've opened that, input your compound information, using the CAS-RN with no hyphens, to find your data.
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Having issues accessing this database? Look at the notes under the video.
CAS Number, "Table." in Book [Format], ed.; Publisher, year, URL.
Example citing my compound:
79-20-9. "Basic Physical Properties of Chemical Compounds." In Knovel Critical Tables [Online], 2nd ed.; Knovel Corporation, 2008. https://app.knovel.com/hotlink/itble/rcid:kpKCTE000X/id:kt002VLXT1/knovel-critical-tables/basic-physical-properties
Having trouble accessing and using Knovel?
If you are using Knovel off-campus for the first time, you may see a screen with a message in a red bar at the top that asks you to complete your profile to access Knovel. In that case, follow the following steps:
Click on the "Cite link on the right side of the screen to get a citation.
Find physical data on your compound by searching by CAS-RN or by structure. (Note: In this database, the CAS-RN is only referred to as RN.)
When searching ChemSpider, you will want to be certain to use experimental data rather than predicted data. Be sure to look for the word "experimental" in your results.
Royal Society of Chemistry (Year). ChemSpider Compound Summary for CAS # Fill in here.. Retrieved November 29, 2022 from https://www.chemspider.com/Chemical-Structure.236.html
There are citation examples in each box above. Please contact the library if you have any questions. (You can also find more APA style citation information at the link below.)