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See your lab assignment for complete instructions and an example.
For this part of your assignment, you will be given the names of three chemical compounds. You need to use at least two sources on this page to find the necessary information about your assigned compounds.
If you have any questions, please ask your TA or a librarian.
Web Sources for Chemical Table
You will need to use at least one web source for your chemical table assignment. The following sources are recommended. If you have any questions, please contact a librarian for assistance.
Combined Chemical Dictionary
Includes 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. Contains all those compounds published in: Dictionary of organic compounds (200,000 records), Dictionary of natural products (120,000 records), Dictionary of inorganic and organometallic compounds (90,000 records), Dictionary of pharmacological agents (30,000 records), Dictionary of analytical reagents (14,000 records). Also available in print as the Dictionary of Organic Compounds.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
Provides wide coverage of data on properties of inorganic and organic compounds. Also available in print.
Merck Index Online
An authoritative and reliable source of information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals, the Merck Index* Online offers the same highly authoritative information as the print edition in a convenient and easily searchable full text database. It contains over 11,500 monographs – including historic records not available in the print edition. The Merck Index* Online will be updated regularly with accurate information curated by experts.
Chemical and physical properties and synthetic procedures for several million compounds. Not available in print.
ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database providing fast text and structure search access to over 26 million structures from hundreds of data sources. Not available in print.
This is a commerical website that sells biochemical and organic chemical products, but it also provides some useful information about the compounds they sell. Also available in print.
Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials
Combines data on toxicology, flammability, reactivity, explosive potential, and regularity information for over 28,000 substances.
Use the following examples as templates to cite your sources for Part 1. Pay special attention to the edition, editors, and compound numbers as these will change depending on the edition and your assigned compound. Find more examples here, or contact your librarian for assistance.
- Dictionary of Organic Compounds, 6th ed.; Buckingham, J., Macdonald, F., Eds.; Chapman & Hall: London, 1996; Vol. 1, No. A-0-00108.
- CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 89th ed.; Lide, D.R., Ed.; CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, 2008; Section 3, No. 339.
- The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals, 12th ed.; Budavari, S.; O'Neal, M. J.; Smith, A.; Heckelman, P. E.; Kinneary, J. F., Eds.; Merck & Co.: Whitehouse Station, NJ, 1996; entry 4857.
- Combined Chemical Dictionary. http://ccd.chemnetbase.com (accessed 2021-01-21).
- CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. http://hbcponline.com (accessed 2021-01-21).
- Merck Index Online. https://www.rsc.org/merck-index (accessed 2021-01-21).
Print Sources for Chemical Table
If you have any questions, please contact a librarian for assistance.
Dictionary of Organic Compounds by
Call Number: Sciences Library FOLIO QD251.H45 1996
Publication Date: 1995-10-01
This 9 volume set gives basic necessary information on the properties and structures of compounds. It does not have all compounds, but will have most. Also available as a more complete online resource called Combined Chemical Dictionary.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics by
Call Number: Sciences Library QD65.H3
Publication Date: 2012-06-22
A large single volume encyclopedic work containing tables of data on many compounds. A good print resource for this class. We have multiple copies at the information desk and in the book stacks. Also available online.
The Merck Index by
Call Number: Sciences Library RS51.M4 2006
Publication Date: 2006-11-03
A good print resource for drug and other medicinal compounds, including things like nicotine. Also available online.
Hazardous Chemical Desk Reference by
Call Number: Sciences Library T55.3.H3 S33 1991
Publication Date: 1991-12-01
This title contains only the hazardous properties of major compounds. Look here if you don't find these properties elsewhere. Also available online.
Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials by
Call Number: Sciences Library FOLIO T55.3.H3 S3 1992
Publication Date: 1992-05-01
This 3 volume set contains only the hazardous properties of major compounds. Look here if you don't find these properties elsewhere. Also available online.
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