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Chemical Suppliers and Catalogs

Here is a small selection of catalog sites for laboratory-grade specialty chemicals. For industrial products and bulk commodity price information, see the pathfinder on Chemical Engineering Economics. Don't use research chemical catalogs for plant estimation projects.

U.T. restricted : Restricted to UT-Austin
star : Recommended

Alfa Aesar
Specialty and bulk, high purity inorganics, precious metal compounds, rare earths, organics and organometallics, high purity metals and materials, etc.

ChemExper Chemical Directory
Catalog data from participating worldwide suppliers.

Search for chemical structures and names and find links to suppliers; pharma focus. Price data requires subscription.

Fisher Scientific
Many product lines, including Acros Organics. Fisher operates the Chemistry Department's chemical storeroom, and you can log in to the UT Fisher catalog directly here.

R&D Chemicals
A meta-directory of chemicals from various suppliers.

SciFinder U.T. restricted star
Use the "Explore Substances" tab to locate the Registry record for a compound, and click on "Commercial Sources" to link to CHEMCATS, a database of chemical suppliers that provides laboratory-quantity prices and sources for that chemical. Supplier data can be exported to a spreadsheet.

Sigma-Aldrich Catalog star
Searchable product catalog from a major research chemical supplier. Search by catalog number, name, formula, CAS registry number. Chemical/physical information, structure image, FT-IR and NMR spectra, and MSDS are displayable. Registration is required to view some information.

Spectrum Chemicals and Laboratory Products

Strem Chemicals

TCI America

WWW Chemicals
Search catalogs and directories for chemicals and equipment.