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Article Databases and Indexes
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General Reference Sources
Covers methods for compounds found as pollutants.
Describes and evaluates various methods of air sampling and analysis for a variety of chemicals, particulate matter and radioactivity. Produced jointly by the ACS, AIChE, AWMA, APWA, ASME, AOAC, ISA and HPS.
A "bible" of standard chemical and microbiological analytical methods validated by the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC) Official Methods Program and used by government, industry, and academia throughout the world for analysis of a variety of commodities - particularly those related to food, agriculture, public health and safety, and the environment.
A searchable index of analytical & sampling methods used by field hygienists of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Arranged by compound; includes discussion of calculations & error analysis.
Ongoing series describing a wide range of analytical methods for both organic & inorganic compounds. Includes methods' theory, tools, merits & limitations, & handling. Use MNCAT's Advanced search (series keywords=techniques of chemistry) to identify relevant volumes.
Contains chemical, physical, and structural information on over 14,000 analytical reagents. Includes analytical applications, hazard and toxicity data.
Information on preparation, properties, and analytical applications of organic reagents.
Covers analytical procedures and specifications for the most important reagents used in analytical work, and validated methods for testing the purity of reagent chemicals.
Alphabetic listing of acronyms, abbreviations, and symbols from nuclear magnetic resonance, electron spin resonance, and infrared, Raman, and other methods. Provides definitions, descriptions of effects, applications, and literature.
A guide to the officially recommended analytical nomenclature adopted by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
A 15-volume set that describes the theory and applications of various analytical techniques.
A ten-volume set describing the theory and applications of various analytical techniques. The index has more individual compounds than that of the Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry.
One of the most comprehensive and well-known encyclopedias in the field of chemical technology; it also contains a great deal of basic chemistry.
Includes more than 400 articles on a variety of chromatographic techniques. Covers methodology, instrumentation, and applications.
A 3-volume set covering atomic, electronic, magnetic resonance, vibrational, rotational and Raman spectroscopies, and mass spectrometry.
General Reference Works
CHEMnetBASE is a reference source for locating chemical facts, properties, literature references, and for performing structure searching. All dictionaries are sub-structure searchable as is Properties of Organic Compounds. CHEMnetBASE includes the following: The CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics; Polymers: A Property Database; Properties of Organic Compounds; Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds; Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds; Dictionary of Organic Compounds; Dictionary of Natural Products; and Dictionary of Drugs.
Handbooks and Manuals
A concise guide to conventional wet and instrumental techniques along with data necessary to apply them. It also describes preliminary operations of analysis, separation methods, and statistics.
Guide to analytical methods & instruments. Includes mass measurement, spectrochemical and electrochemical instrumentation, and chromatographic methods. Covers theory as well as instrumentation design and purchasing.
A CD-ROM containing evaluated procedures and descriptions of hundreds of reagents, allowing fast access to derivatization reactions for both HPLC and capillary electrophoresis.
Reflects recent developments in chemical derivatization, chromatographic methods and analytical instrumentation. Covers pharmaceutical, clinical, food, and environmental chemistry, and analytical biochemistry.
Summarizes the regulatory, physical, biological, and chemical data needed in the testing of air, water, and soil samples for contaminants.
World's largest set of X-ray powder diffraction patterns. Each pattern includes interplanar spacings, relative intensities, Miller indices; also structural formula, crystal system, physical data, references, and evaluation of pattern quality.
Contains IR and Raman spectra of 500 natural and synthetic polymers of industrial importance, as well as general and structure formulae, CAS register numbers, and sample preparation conditions.
A 4-volume set describing development and use of IR and Raman spectra, structure identification, vibrational assignments and spectra-structure correlations. Gives tables of characteristic Raman frequencies and intensities, IR and Raman group frequency data, and vibrational data.
Online database of over 30,000 organic compounds. Gives EI mass, 1H decoupled 13C NMR, 1H NMR pattern (90 and/or 400 MHz), 1H NMR parameter (300 MHz pattern generated), FT-IR, laser-Raman, and ESR spectra, although not for all compounds.
Covers over 80,000 mass spectra for 65,600 compounds and elements. Data is sorted 3 ways for identification of unknowns: by molecular weight subindexed on formula; molecular weight subindexed on m/z values; m/z of the 2 most abundant ions.
Collection of electron impact mass spectra of 533 common pollutants. Indexed by common name, CAS registry number, molecular weight, and intensity peaks.
A 3-volume supplement to the Wiley/NBS Registry of Mass Spectral Data, arranged by the most important peaks.
Spectra, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
A compilation of P31 chemical shifts of nearly 20,000 organic and inorganic phosphorus compounds. Organized by the atomic environment of the phosphorus nuclei and then by molecular formula. Bond types, stereochemistry, media, and data sources are included.
A set of 4400 Raman spectra, indexed by name, chemical class, molecular formula. There is also a Spec-finder for identification of unknowns.
Ongoing series, with each volume devoted to a technique. Gives theory and detailed information on the practice of techniques covered.
Comprehensive, multi-volume sets. First edition (33 vols), begun in 1959, is in 3 parts, "Theory and Practice" , "Analytical Chemistry of Inorganic and Organic Compounds" and "Analytical Chemistry in Industry". Second edition is still incomplete. Excellent work, if becoming dated.
Statistics and Data
Arranged by analytical method, covers chromatography, spectroscopy, and qualitative tests, and provides data for hazardous solids, carcinogens. Contains bibliographic references.