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PubChem

PubChem

Information on the biological activities of small molecules.

Includes substance information, compound structures, and BioActivity data in three primary databases, Pcsubstance, Pccompound, and PCBioAssay, respectively.

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Combined Chemical Dictionary

Combined Chemical Dictionary

Descriptive and numerical data on chemical, physical and biological properties of compounds; systematic and common names of compounds; literature references; structure diagrams and their associated connection tables.

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Merck Index Online

Merck Index Online

Authoritative information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals.

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CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

The authority for quickly locating chemical and physical data. Covers physical constants, properties of substances, chemical nomenclature and structures, etc.

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WebElements Periodic Table

WebElements Periodic Table

Information about the chemical elements.

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Chemical Properties Handbook

Accurate information on how chemicals behave at different temperatures and under different conditions is often hard-to-find or difficult to calculate. This unique Handbook provides scientific, engineering, and environmental professionals and students with this necessary information, in an all-in-one, easy-access format. Covers both organic and inorganic substances, and provides both experimental values and estimated values based on methods developed by the author and other noted experts.

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Ref TP200 .Y35 1999

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Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis
8 volumes

Contains an authoritative and systematic description of the use of all reagents in organic chemistry. It includes approximately 3500 alphabetically arranged articles, a comparison of reagents with others capable of similar chemistry, a pro and con assessment for each reagent, extensive cross-referencing and substantial subject and molecular formula indexes.

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Ref QD77 .E53 1995

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Handbook of Inorganic Chemicals

Covers over 2000 of the most popular industrial chemicals, detailing the chemical reactions the subject chemicals undergo either in preparation or naturally.

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Ref QD155.5 .P37 2003

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Handbook of Physical Properties of Organic Chemicals

Provides information on the structure and physical / chemical properties of more than 13,000 environmentally important chemicals Consists of chemical data in CAS registry order, molecular formula ordered by the Hill system, etc. One best experimental value is selected or an estimated value provided for: melting point, boiling point, water solubility, octanol / water partition coefficient (log), vapor pressure, disassociation constant, Henry's law constant.

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Ref QD257.7 .H374 1997

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Names, Synonyms, and Structures of Organic Compounds
3 volumes

Provides names, synonyms, molecular formulas, and CAS Registry Numbers for 27,500 organic compounds. The compendium contains 135,000 synonyms and 20,000 chemical structures. Compounds are arranged in ascending order of CAS Registry Numbers. Indexed includes both Name / Synonym and Molecular Formula.

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Ref QD291 .N36 1995

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Spectroscopy and Spectrometry

 

Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry
3 volumes

Provides authoritative and comprehensive coverage of current knowledge in the field of spectroscopy and related areas. Major topics covered include atomic spectroscopy, electronic spectroscopy, fundamentals of spectroscopy, high energy spectroscopy, magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, spatially resolved spectroscopic analysis and vibrational, rotational and raman spectroscopies. Articles include rigorous descriptions of the theoretical background to spectroscopy and to each spectroscopic technique; up-to-date descriptions and explanations of instruments and technology; current applications; and the history of important areas of spectroscopy.

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Ref QD95 .E55 2000

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Aldrich Library of Infrared Spectra

10,000 spectra arranged in order of increasing complexity. Indexed by name, and molecular formula.

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Ref QD96 .I5 P67 1981

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Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Aldrich Library of NMR Spectra
2 volumes

Over 8000 spectra arranged in order of increasing complexity. Indexed by name, and molecular formula.

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Ref QD96 .N8 P68 1983

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Handbook of Proton-NMR Spectra and Data
5 volumes

4000 spectra plus data on chemical properties. Indexed by name, molecular formula, substructure, and chemical shift.

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Ref QD96 .N8 H253 1985

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Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

General Chemistry Resources

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference

Dictionary of Chemistry. Covers all the commonly encountered terms in chemistry, including physical chemistry and biochemistry. Clear and concise coverage of laboratory techniques, chemical engineering, and environmental matters.

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The ACS Style Guide

The ACS Style Guide

The ACS Style Guide is an established and definitive source within and beyond the chemistry community, educating researchers on how to effectively communicate scientific information.

 

Chemistry: Foundations and Applications
4 volumes

Covering chemistry, its laws, processes, applications and subdisciplines, this 4-vol. set also reviews the history of the field, up to modern research and practical applications. Along with biographies of scientists past and present, Chemistry's topics examine and explain the role chemistry plays in the various aspects of everyday life. Includes information about chemistry's many branches, including inorganic, industrial, atmospheric and computational chemistry, and biotechnology

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Ref QD4 .C48 2004

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Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry
4 volumes

A complete overview of the broad spectrum of general chemistry. It offers a basic, yet thorough understanding of matter, the processes it undergoes, the principles that govern it, and the international cast of men and women who have been critical in the development of the science of chemistry. Covers elements, atoms, and molecules to sterochemistry, spectroscopy, and chemical bonding. Key presentations include forty element definition articles, each providing basic periodic table information and general information on the element in question. Ninety-five biographical articles deal with prominent chemists, while other articles provide additional historical context, particularly with respect to eighteenth-, nineteenth-, and twentieth-century developments.

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Ref QD4 .M33 1997

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Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
27 volumes

Presents a wide scope of articles on chemical substances, properties, manufacturing, and uses; on industrial processes, unit operations in chemical engineering; and on fundamentals and scientific subjects related to the field. Targeted towards chemists, chemical engineers, researchers, and other professionals in the chemical industry and related areas throughout the world, it describes established technology along with cutting edge topics of interest in the wide field of chemical technology. Prominent scholars from industry, academia, and research institutions author the articles that cover the ever-growing range of topics.

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Ref TP9 .E685 1992

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Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Encyclopedia of Computational Chemistry
5 volumes

Conceived to provide an appropriate, comprehensive reference work to describe the many aspects of the young discipline of computational chemistry. Designed to fill the gap between one-volume textbooks and multi-volume series published over many years, this is the most modern, complete and authoritative reference work on the subject. Includes 500 complex, full-color illustrations, and contributions from over 300 chemists.

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Ref QD39.3 .E46 E53 1998

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Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Technology
3 volumes

Focuses on the discovery, development, design, manufacture, testing, regulation, and commercialization of drugs and dosage forms—emphasizing pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, analytical chemistry, quality assurance, drug safety, and manufacturing processes.

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Ref RS192 .E53 2002

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Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

Lange's Handbook of Chemistry

A compilation of facts, data, tabular material, and experimental findings in every area of chemistry. Included are listings of the properties of 4400 organic and 1400 inorganic compounds.

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Ref QD65 .L36 1999

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Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor