Scale-up Suite Help
What is Catalist?
Catalist allows common terms, aliases, properties and references to be managed in a consistent and co-ordinated manner, helping to ensure that the use of key terms and references in long and complex documents is consistent.  Catalist provides access to built-in materials information and to external information sources through Data Services.  Information in the Catalist pane is saved when you save your document, making it a helpful tool for information sharing and technology transfer.
How can I use it?

For each component of a chemical system (e.g. solvent, gas, reagent, element), a series of properties can be obtained by searching on the required component. Below is a list that contains the properties for each component:


Elemental Properties

Solvent Properties

Gas and substrate Properties


Relative atomic mass




Key Isotopes

CAS Number

CAS Number

CAS Number

Atomic radius (non-bonded (A)

Hill Formula

Hill Formula


Electron affinity

Linear Formula

Formatted Hill Formula


Covalent radius

Formatted Linear Formula

Linear Formula




Formatted Linear Formula

Atomic Number

1st Ionization energy (kJ/mol)

IUPAC Identifier

Molar Mass

State at 20 C

Specific Heat Capacity (J/kg.K)

Solvent Family


Melting Point

Van der Waals radius

Molar Mass

Boiling Point

Electronic Shell


Density (g/ml) at 20 C


Further custom properties can be added to any reagent/gas/solvent and saved by the user for future use or insertion into the document.

You can type in the name of any solvent/component as shown below, e.g. for Benzaldehyde:

Once the name is typed, options appear for sources you can use to retrieve information:


If you select the PubChem option, the following list of properties will appear.

If the built-in Scale-up Systems materials database option was selected, the following would appear:

Righ-click on the property and scroll down the context menu. There are three options:

1.       Insert will insert the property into your document at the position of the cursor

2.       Move up and down will move the selected property up and down the property list respectively.

3.       Delete property will remove the property from the list.



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