Literature Research Resources
Chemical Information and Suppliers
Search for compounds by name, molecular formula, structure, or CAS number, to retrieve commonly used data about a given substance.
Retrieve elemental analysis and isotope pattern information for a specific empirical formula.
Search the Aldrich catalog for data and pricing about compounds sold by Sigma-Aldrich. Contains links to MSDS, spectral information. (Requires free registration).
- Acros Organics
Search the Acros catalog for data and pricing for coumpounds sold by Acros/Fisher. Contains links to MSDS, spectral information. (Requires free registration)
- NIST Chemistry WebBook
Large database of thermochemical data, spectra (IR, UV/Vis, Electronic, Vibrational), GC chromatographic data and thermophysical data.
- SDBS - Spectral Database of Organic Compounds
Large searchable database of spectra (IR, Raman, MS, 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, and ESR spectra).
- Spectroscopic Tools
Tools for identifying specific peaks in IR, NMR, and MS spectra.
- American Chemical Society
The American Chemical Society is the premier professional organization for chemists in the United States. ACS publishes journals and provides other means for scientific collaboration.
- International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
IUPAC governs some of the most common aspects of chemistry, from the naming of elements and organic compounds to standardization.