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Article Databases and Indexes
Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
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SciFinder includes journal and patent references,chemical regulatory data, and supplier, reaction, and substance information. SciFinder Mobile is best for quick searches. It has no IP access restrictions but limited functionality, and it requires a SciFinder account.
Catalogs and Bibliographies
General Reference Sources
Database of 170,000 natural products. Includes synonyms, formulae, structures, CAS RNs, source data, uses & applications, physical properties & literature citations. Classification scheme groups compounds that are biogenetically related. Substructure searchable with plug-in.
Allows alphanumeric searches through e-EROS and across all Wiley products, and by allowing chemical structure, substructure and reaction searching straight from a chemist's desktop. Contains a database of around 70,000 reactions and around 4000 of the most frequently consulted reagents and is fully searchable by structure and substructure, reagent, reaction type, experimental conditions etc. and allows sophisticated full text searches.
General Reference Works
Science of Synthesis is an electronic version of the reference work by the same name; it also provides access to Houben-Weyl (Methods of Organic Chemistry) which includes references back to 1835. Science of Synthesis covers both organic and organometallic synthetic methods. The methods are evaluated and include full experimental details. The content is full-text, structure, and reaction searchable.
Handbooks and Manuals
Physical Property Data
Spectra, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Spectra, Ultraviolet & Visible
A set of over 48,000 UV spectra, indexed by the Sadtler comprehensive indexes (which cover all the large Sadtler sets) by: name, molecular formula & weight, chemical class. Includes UV Spectra Locator to millimicron bands in sequence for unknown identification. Try one of the smaller sets first.
9-volume set subtitled "Selectivity, strategy & efficiency in modern organic chemistry." Deals with the development of effective routes to known materials and synthesis of new materials. Volumes 1-5 focus on carbon-carbon bond formation; 6-8 on interconversion of heteroatoms. Volume 9 contains indexes.
Statistics and Data
Known as HODOC, an 11-volume set covering 30,000 compounds. Entries for compounds list frequently-used physical data: boiling and melting points, density, refractive index, optical rotatory power, solubility, crystal properties, molecular weight, chemical and spectral data. There are molecular formula, synonym, CAS RN indexes.
Reaxys provides web-based access to chemical structure, reaction and property information; its contents are derived from Beilstein (organic compounds) and Gmelin (inorganic and organometallic compounds), which date to the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as selected English-language chemical patents (US,EP, and WO) from 1976-present).