Students will know how to:
Students will be exposed to the literature of chemistry
They will be able to:
- Identify compounds and synonyms
- Find the Molecular Formula for a substance
- Find the CAS number for a substance
- Find the Physical Properties and characterics
- Find the compound name, CAS Number and Molecular formula
Students may use the following research tools to find chemical information
- Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
- SciFinder Web
- Merck Index
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- CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
SciFinder Web is the web-based version of Chemical Abstracts, the world's largest and most up-to-date collection of chemical information. Covers journal articles, patents, technical reports, books, conference proceedings, and dissertations from around the world.
Registration Instructions. After your registration is submitted to CAS, you will be emailed a link to authenticateyour registration. This link can only be used once and will only last 48 hours.
How to Explore by Substance Identifier
In order to thoroughly research your compound, you will need the following:
- Compound name
- Approved by your instructor
- Molecular Formula
- CAS Number
This information can be found in the following resources:
Using SciFinder Web
Here are a few tips to help you search for chemical compounds in SciFinder Web.
- Log into SciFinder Web. In class, you will be given a user name and password for this training session. If you would like to use SciFinder Web after the training session, don't forget to register for your own account.
- Explore Substance. Search by Substance Identifier. Enter your compound name and CAS Number.
- Select your compound and click on Substance Detail. Here you will find physical property, spectra and other chemical information on your compound.