Wednesday, March 26, 2014

New: Merck Index Online

Do you need to find information about chemical substances and structures? Named reactions? UFV now has access to the best resource available, The Merck Index Online.
RSC Publishing
The Merck Index Online is a standard Chemistry reference source, providing authoritative information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals. It includes over 11,500 substance monographs and a searchable collection of over 500 named reactions.
Substance Monographs include the following information:
  • Names, synonyms and tradenames
  • Chemical structures
  • Physical properties (e.g. mp, bp, density)
  • Applications and usage
  • Bioactivity data
  • Literature references
Coverage includes
  • Human and veterinary drugs
  • Biotech drugs and monoclonal antibodies
  • Substances used for medical imaging
  • Biologicals and natural products
  • Plant and herbal medicines
  • Nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals
  • Laboratory reagents and catalysts
  • Dyes, colour and indicators
  • Environmentally significant substances
  • Food additives and nutritional supplements
  • Flavours and fragrances
  • Agricultural chemicals, pesticides and herbicides
  • Industrial and specialty chemicals 
The powerful ChemSpider component will retrieve even more information, including a bibliography of related literature, spectra, chemical vendors, patents and more.

For more information, contact Patti Wilson or Hongfei Li.
Posted March 26, 2014

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