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Chemistry: Websites 


Annotated Web links, academically oriented and other, on the subject of Chemistry.


ACS Periodic Table - Chemistry.org An interactive periodic table provided by the American Chemical Society (ACS). It requires a Shockwave plug-in (which you can download from the site). The ACS website also includes other useful features and links for professionals, educators, students, policy makers, and general chemistry enthusiasts.

Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre Includes the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), a " world depository of small molecule crystal structures...[that] records bibliographic, chemical, and crystallographic information for: organic molecules, metal-organic compounds." The database is produced and maintained by the CCDC, located on the Chemistry Campus of the University of Cambridge.

Chemguide An online study guide from the UK for A-level examinations in chemistry (equivalent to college-level general chemistry). Information on atmomic structure and bonding, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, instrumental analysis, basic organic chemistry, properties of organic compounds, and organic reaction mechanisms. Includes sample test questions to quiz yourself.

ChemIDplus "A dictionary of over 370,000 chemicals (names, synonyms, and structures). Includes links to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other databases and resources." Named an outstanding title by Choice reviews.

ChemSpider "A free chemical structure database providing fast text and structure search access to over 26 million structures and hundreds of data sources."

ChemWeb "The ChemWeb Chemistry Portal provides access to the information chemists need to enhance their research, product development, self-development, education, and/or their businesses in Chemistry and related disciplines. Easy access to abstracts, papers, books, conferences, news, forums and the Alchemist Newsletter." Membership is free.

Electrochemistry Dictionary and Electrochemistry Encyclopedia "Simple and brief definitions of words and phrases often used in electrochemistry. In some cases, a second paragraph provides further information for the 'more scientifically minded.'"

eMolecules "eMolecules is the world's most comprehensive openly accessible search engine for chemical structures...[and includes] more than 6 million chemical structures, chemical data from more than 140 suppliers, the ability to search by drawing chemical structures or substructures using common industry tools, more than 3 million commercially available screening compounds and hundreds of thousands of building blocks and intermediates, reference links to many prominent sources for public data for spectra, physical properties and biological data..."

Green Chemistry This website exitst to "promote innovative chemical technologies that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances in the design, manufacture, and use of chemical products." From the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Molecule of the Month Each month, a new molecule of interest (due to historical or current events) is featured. For each molecule, the historical background, chemical structure and properties, and synonyms are discussed.

NIST Virtual Library (Chemistry) Links from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that cover databases, books, associations/institutions/societies, material safety data sheets, periodic and nuclide tables, and other web resources. Sites linked to range in difficulty from beginning to advanced.

Organic Chemistry Portal "Offers an overview of recent topics, interesting reactions, and information on the most important chemicals." Includes information on organic reactions, abstracts of articles in the field of organic synthesis, a large chemical directory, The OSIRIS Property Explorer ("lets you draw chemical structures and calculate on the fly various drug-relevant properties whenever a structure is valid"), reviews of recent publication in chemistry, useful links (under the Resources category), and Organic Chemistry Highlights, a free online journal that publishes short reviews of organic, bioorganic, organometallic, and microwave chemistry, total synthesis of natural products, and multi component reactions.

Periodic Table of Videos A collection of video clips covering the 118 elements of the periodic table. Videos cover each element's properties, use, and include demonstrations of its properties by chemists. 

RadWaste.org The WasteLink directory at RadWaste.org includes over 10,000 links to sites covering all sides of the issues surrounding radioactive waste management, including "pro, anti, academic, governments, and professional societies." The links are arranged by subject.

Reactive Reports: Chemistry Webmagazine A monthly online magazine created by award-winning science journalist David Bradley and Advanced Chemistry Development (ACD) Labs. "Provide[s] the chemistry community with cutting edge reports of exciting developments in the world of the chemical sciences and related fields."

Virtual Inorganic Pedagogical Electronic Resource (VIPEr) "A Cyber-Enabled Community of Practice for Improving Inorganic Chemical Education" that develops and disseminates best practices for teaching inorganic chemistry.

World of Chemistry "A video instructional series for college and highschool classrooms and adult learners; 26 half-hour video programs and coordinated books."

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Online Journals

BioMed Central Over 100 peer-reviewed open-access biomedical journals. Use the "Advanced Search" (link at top) to search them.

Chemistry Central Publishes peer-reviewed, open-access research in chemistry. Journals are indexed in PubMed, CAS, and Google Scholar and cover the areas of cheminformatics, geochemistry, food science, and organic, biological, systems, materials and polymers, inorganic, analytical, physical, and environmental chemistry.

HighWire Press The "largest archive of free life science journals in the world." Searchable across all journals (Medline and HighWire-hosted), with detailed browse options also.

LinkOut Journals(PubMed) Links to issues of more than 4,000 journals that provide access to full-text articles. Some require user registration or fee.

PubMed Central This digital archive of the U.S. National Library of Medicine contains full-text of about 80 life-sciences journals.

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