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Useful Websites


  • Aldrich Searchable Catalog for Chemicals
  • Chemical Book — for chemical and thermal properties, spectra, and more on a range of chemical compounds
  • Chemical Synthesis Database — contains substances with their synthesis references and physical properties such as melting point, boiling point and density
  • ChemSpider — all-in-one chemistry search engine and news blog. Maintained by the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Elemental Data Index — by the National Institute of Standards & Technology
  • EMolecules — open-access chemistry search engine. Draw a structure, search named chemicals, or browse by category
  • General Chemistry Online — common compound database, chemical construction kits, guides to 1st semester general chemistry, calculators, self-guided, interactive tutorials and more to help prepare new chemistry students
  • KnowledgeDoor — online and tablet-friendly conversion calculators; periodic tables; tools for atomic structures, thermodynamics, nomenclature and more. An all-in-one chemistry reference and units & constants handbook for chemistry students and experts alike
  • Learn Chemistry — by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Learn chemistry terms and concepts through presentations, tutorials, quizzes, games and more
  • MatWeb — material property data. Searchable database of material data sheets. Contains data sheets for thousands of metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites
  • Periodic Table on the Web — by WebElements
  • PubChem Project — one-stop chemical research database. Research bio-activities of small molecules, substance info & compound structures. By NIH, NLM (Nat’l Library of Medicine) & PubMed
  • SpectraSchool — by U. Leicester. Plot 1H and 13C NMR, IR, Mass and UV/Vis spectra for a range of compounds. Help you understand the principles and practice of spectroscopy and spectroscopic methods
  • Thermodex — by UT Austin. Index of selected thermodynamic and physical property resources

MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets)