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CHM 233: Organic Chemistry (Wagner)  

This is a LibGuide for the students in Carl Wagner's Organic Chemistry course on the West campus.
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Learning Outcomes

Students will know how to: 

Students will be exposed to the literature of chemistry

They will be able to:

  1. Identify compounds and synonyms
  2. Find the Molecular Formula for a substance
  3. Find the CAS number for a substance
  4. Find the Physical Properties and characterics
  5. Find the compound name, CAS Number and Molecular formula

Students may use the following research tools to find chemical information

  1. Knovel
  2. Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
  3. SciFinder Web
  4. Merck Index  
    Not available!  We are switching vendors and hope to have this title back up soon!
  5. CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
     

    SciFinder Web

    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.

    Register for a SciFinder Web Account

    How to Explore by Substance Identifier

    Getting Started

    In order to thoroughly research your compound, you will need the following:

    • Compound name
      • Approved by your instructor
      • Synonyms
    • Molecular Formula
    • CAS Number

    This information can be found in the following resources:

    • Merck Index
      Not available! We are switching vendors and hope to have this title back up soon.
      -Use the "Search within" box next to the title to search only the Merck Index.
      -Synonyms, CAS Numbers and molecular formulas
      -Lists important references (Prepn = preparation)
      -Gives therapeutic category and keywords which can be helpful in further searches.
    • SciFinder Web
      Use restricted to ASU faculty, staff and students for educational purposes only.
      Must create an account with your ASU.edu email address prior to using resource.
      All areas of chemistry and biochemistry.
    • Knovel
      -Electronic library of science and engineering handbooks and databases.
      -Search "My Subscription" only.
      -Contains synonyms, CAS Registry Numbers, molecular formulas as well as background information.
    • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
      CAS Numbers, Molecular Formulas and physical properties for typical reagents used in the lab.

    Additional Resources

     

    Using SciFinder Web

    Here are a few tips to help you search for chemical compounds in SciFinder Web.

    1. 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.
    2. Explore Substance.  Search by Substance Identifier.  Enter your compound name and CAS Number.
    3. Select your compound and click on Substance Detail.  Here you will find physical property, spectra and other chemical information on your compound. 

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