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Chemical Engineering 0613 - Systems Engineering 2: Process Design - Oakland Campus: Finding Prices

This guide provides research assistance for students taking the Chemical Engineering Process Design course. The focus of the guide is on identifying appropriate resources in the field and using them effectively for research projects.

Finding Prices


Chemical Databases:

These databases allow you to search for a specific chemical substance by name or structure.

NOTE: Many of the suppliers that list prices are for research-quantities only.  These prices DO NOT scale up to bulk prices.

Chemical Suppliers:

Search for chemicals directly from the following chemical supply companies.


The following publications regularly include reports on chemical prices or industry trends.  The descriptions provide search tips for regularly occurring articles, if available.

Equipment Cost Tools:

Use the following tools to estimate costs and find manufacturers.

Equipment Manufacturers:

Additional Information:

These resources provide additional information on economic and trade data for the U.S. and globally.

See the "Business Articles" section on the "Finding Articles" page for more places to search.