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03-31-01 15:33
No 181182
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      Professional Chemistry Links     

Additional Professional Chemical Lists:

Synthesis of Ketones (an interactive tutorial on the Claisen reaction and
synthesis of ketones from beta-ketoesters.)
I got 11 wrong answers in the 9 parts of the 3 hour online tutorial, mainly because some maniac was constantly talking to me. Junks are a menace.
This tutorial requires the Flash 4 plug-in:
To go through the whole tutorial should take a total of a couple of hours after which you should understand the following topics:
-- Using beta-ketoacids in the synthesis of ketones.
-- Mechanism of the Claisen reaction, the reversibility of the Claisen reaction and the choice of base.
-- The Dieckmann condensation and the position of equilibrium in the condensation.
-- The reverse Claisen, which can be used to give acids.
-- The easy decarboxylation of beta-ketoacids.
-- Retrosynthesis applied to ketones which are synthesised from beta-ketoacids.

This above link comes from another BEAUTY:
Virtual Chemistry, the Virtual Laboratory.
You can click on the experiments to launch interactive teaching practicals.
I advise to download MDL's FREE chemical structure visualization plug-in for Windows and Macintosh, to be able to enjoy the full experience of all the links on this page:  CHIME.
And then (you already downloaded Flash 4 plug-in? See above) you should
click the Pre-University Chemistry Course link. And then the rest of ALL the links.
Keeps you busy for a few days, but it is worth it!
Model ChemLab Vers.2.0 Evaluation version.(1.8 MB) Plus free Periodic Table application.
One of the top 5% Chemistry sites. Hoover over "Site Navigation" in top right.
ChemStarter is a well visited online discussion forum. Everybody interested in chemistry from highschools to companies and universities give an interesting broad range of opinions and background. Main discussion language is English but also German is common.
This is a good replacement for "the HIVE", when it is down !!

For Lilienthals birthday:
There's nothing more to say than:
HAVE A LOOK at the FEATURES halfway down!
And then this EXCELLENT site (for OstFriesenwink):
Hundreds of Chemistry links. Very GOOD!
SPOT software archive. Look also for the rest to the left!
Take a look at the "LABORANT" software:
Laborant Chemstation for Windows (LCS)(english version)
LCS is a chemistry and data analysis program. LCS isn't a chemistry
education program. It's a program for your daily laboratory work.
LCS supports an enormous range of chemical, numerical und statistical
functions. I believe, you´ve never seen such a comprehensive chemistry
program as FREEWARE. (He's not exagerating!)
And there is MUCH more to download.
Don't forget to click on the NASA Mars Mirror.

For KrZ's birthday:
The Chemspeed automated Synthesis Workstation ASW2000P.
- the first unattended, fully automated synthesizer for reactions under pressure.
It is highly important to us that you feel absolutely comfortable with your new Chemspeed synthesizer in order to achieve a maximum productivity.
Our Support Department will help you to use your new Chemspeed instrumentation in the most efficient way. Our services include:
Coaching on the system
Detailed training is included with the purchase of our systems. Our experienced support chemists will coach you on your system. At the conclusion of the training, you will be able to directly program your chemistry applications and to run them efficiently.
Lease a chemist
As an additional service we offer to "rent " one of or highly trained support chemist for a limited time to you, supporting you in transferring classical chemistry to parallel synthesis. He will program and subsequently run your entire multi parallel chemical reactions on your Chemspeed synthesizer.
Excellence in after sales support
We will assist you, by phone or if necessary in house, as soon you need our help or advice in all technical and application related matters. We provide worldwide support of all our systems within 24 hours of your call.
And a copy of Uncle Festers Secrets of Methamphetamine Manufacture, 5th Edition.
Islamic Alchemy. Collection of some of the Egyptian and Muslim achievements in science in Old Egyptian Ages and Muslim ages of Medievel times.
This will teach our AmeriKKKlans some valuable lessons, I hope.
Click Our Skills/Training !
Remember the first time you ever boiled water? You will certainly have noticed how the steam formed running droplets, i.e. condensed, on nearby surfaces. This was your first distillation. In the following report you will learn how to carry out distillations more scientific.
Every substance has its own physical characteristics such as melting point and boiling point. The determination of the melting point is a simple and fast method which indicates roughly the purity of the substance.
World-wide around 200,000 rotary evaporators and just as many static glass systems are in use. Taking a distillate loss rate of 10%, this adds up to an immense amount of 160,000 litres of solvent polluting the laboratory air and the environment every day. What are the reasons of these solvent losses?
A rotary evaporator is a specially designed instrument for the evaporation of solvent (single-stage or straight distillation) under vacuum. The evaporator consists of a heating bath with a rotating flask, where the liquid is distributed as a thin film over the hot glass surface and evaporates easily.
Are you working with a rotary evaporator? Vacuum generation and vacuum control would optimize the operation mode. How are these instruments used?
When working with combustible materials, the presence of an ignition source entails the danger of an explosion. Its effect is uncontrollable, it might endanger people and destroy material values. Electric appliances and tools used in dangerous areas, are potential sources of ignition. It is important to take measures against the risk of ignition.
THERE ARE a few more TRAINING FILES there.
BTW, this is a real ROTARY EVAPORATOR:

Distil up to 20 litres of solvent efficiently and gently.
The new Büchi Rotavapor® R-220 is designed for rapid, efficient evaporation of sample volumes up to 20 litres. Its broad temperature range from +20° C to +180° C opens up a wide range of applications and ist modular design makes it possible to fully adapt the Rotavapor® to your individual needs. Its superior cost-to-benefit ratio also makes the R-220 a most attractive economic investment.
This is the "small" one:

The top model, which has a display module for vapour temperature and the rotation speed of the flask plus integral Vacuum Controller V-805.
Abbrevations of chemical compounds. If you know an abbrevation like THF or DMSO and want to find the chemical compound then have a look here.
Two thousand of the best chemistry sites. All of these sites are checked every month.
The biggest list of University Chemistry Departments all over the world.
Journals, Learned Societies, Online Chemistry Clubs.
Information about University Chemistry Departments listed by country
Overview of Chemistry Departments of Dutch Universities
Universities World Wide.  1st Chemical Market.
Offers marketers, producers, traders and distributors a focal point for buying and selling chemicals on a global scale. Through its real-time and interactive character, the 1st Chemical Market provides decision makers with real-time information on prices, product offers and inquiries.  ABCentral.
Over 10.000 links concerning courses, tutorials and training.  BioChemNet.
Directory of biology and chemistry resources.  Centre Documentaire Informatique
Enseignement Chimie.
Collection of chemical links.
International University Chemistry Departments.
Information about University Chemistry Departments listed by country.
SPECTACLE View Point is LabControl's new free viewer software for any
spectroscopic data and chemical structures running under Win 95/98
and NT(Intel). Perfect as external viewer for Web browsers.
DaVinci Press Ink. A biotechnology-related page with links to all the
major biotechnology companies and biotechnology software companies.
MOLGEN 4.0 This program system is devoted to the computation of all
structural formulae (=connectivity isomers) that correspond to a given
molecular formula, with (optional) further conditions (e.g. substructures).
MOLGEN arose from the idea to provide an efficient and portable tool for
molecular structure elucidation in both chemical industry, research and education.  Internet Journal of Chemistry.
A pure all-electronic journal which is peer reviewed. All articles in fulltext readable.  Chemistry Solutions.
Comprehensive science and chemistry resource site compiled for students
at advanced secondary level. An excellent starting point for both students
and their teachers.
Galactic Industries Corp. An on-line searchable database of
IR, H1 NMR, C13 NMR and MS spectra. Search by name, CAS number,
molecular formula. View spectra as GIFs online or download spectral
data files for viewing locally with free Win95/NT viewer.
Win3.x and Mac viewers also avaliable
Scientific Glass & Plastic. Custom fabrication and repair of
scientific glassware - pyrex and quartz.
Modern Alchemist. A website for high school students with an emphasis on developing problem solving skills. Students are introduced to calculus and spreadsheets as tools for solving chemistry problems.
Metabolic Pathways of Biochemistry graphical representation of major metabolic pathways important to human metabolism All mechanisms are available as 2D and 3D pictures.
SDBS Integrated Spectral Data Base System for Organic Compounds.
Available are IR, Raman, NMR and MS spectra.
Java Paradise. Some Java applets and programs for chemistry.  Argonide.
Provides energetic metastable nanosize powders of many metals.  For FMan!
Mineral collection of Amethyst Galleries.
Very detailed mineral archive. It offers several opportunities to search:
By mineral names, kind of minerals or by full text. Every mineral is presented with a photo, detailed description and many physical data.
ESG's The MPEG Periodic Table MPEG-videos of important and
fundamental reactions of each element.
ChemConnect: Chemistry Journals Online List of over 300 chemistry journals.
ACD/ILAB. Offers the following database searches and property predictions such as IUPAC name generation, CAS name generation, HNMR spectrum prediction, 13C-NMR spectrum prediction, pKa database search (over 9000 structures), pKa prediction, LogP prediction, LogD prediction, Boiling point prediction, Vapor pressure prediction, Enthalpy of vaporization prediction, Aqueous solubility prediction, Bioconcentration factor prediction and Adsorption coefficient prediction.
This service is not free of charge, but a free demoversion is available.
Berkeley Smells Database Choose a compound from an index or use the search
engine to find it. For each compound you find a description of its smell,
the IUPAC name and the synonym as well as some physical data.
Besides you get information about the natural occurrence of each
compound (e.g. in cherries, peaches etc.).
ChemFinder Searching Searches for elements and compounds.
Very detailed information on chemical and physical properties.
A 2D structure of each compound is shown if the web browser's
configuration is correct.
Chemical Abstracts Service. (CAS)
Chemical Patents Plus Offers the full text for all classes of patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office from 1975 to the present, including partial coverage from 1971-1974. Complete patent page images are available for patents issued from 1 January 1994.
Chemical Structure Database The WWW chemical structures database contains
more than 2250 automatically collected chemical structures from the Internet, complete with information about the referring HTML pages. This database is searchable with the usual chemical search operations - full-structure and substructure search, formula search, name search, and more.
A powerful Information System for Chiral Separations of Enantiomers by Chromatography.
CHIRBASE is a molecular database which contains :
 80,000 chiral separations.
 21,000 molecular structures.
 4,000 new separations updated every four months.
 A multitude of unpublished Data.
 Three types of format : ISIS/Base/Local, ISIS/Host and REACCS.
A unique tool for preparative or analytical resolution of drugs, agrochemicals, etc ...
Organic Compounds Database Organic compounds can be searched by melting point, boiling point, refraction, formula, functional groups and
characteristic peaks of UV or MS spectra.
LabTops Association of German and Swiss manufacturers of laboratory products.
LabGuide Directory List of all manufacturers of laboratory instruments an their products.
You can search for manufacturers and products or you can select them from an alphabetical index. If a manufacturer is represented in the internet, its internet and e-mail address are published besides the postal address.  ChemCenter.
Information center of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Available
are several databases and journals, but for some of them a fee must be
payed. Besides a list of ACS conferences and a shopping mall are offered.  ChemDex.
A list of many internet resources concerning chemistry.  Chemical Engineering Online Resources.
Offers links to valuable resources for the chemical engineering and scientific research communities. Also included are two separate sections listing Internet and World Wide Web sites of greatest interest to chemical engineers, and a section for ChE students.  Chemistry - from The Mining Company.
Weekly, original articles and supplementary and archived features.
Topics include: the environment, biochemistry, and inorganic, organic,
and medicinal chemistry.  Chemistry Link Korea.
Collection of chemistry links especially for korean institutions.  Chemistry Solutions.
Comprehensive science and chemistry resource site compiled for students at advanced secondary level. An excellent starting point for both students and their teachers.  CHEMystery.
Interactive resource for learning chemistry on the web. It combines clear and concise text with many interactive components, such as 3-D VRML for illustrating atomic structures. Use the CHEMystery Meeting Forum.  ChemWeb.
There is a full text searchable library of core chemical journals and databases, a Shopping Mall (containing hundreds of products, services, and publications which you can purchase online), a Job Exchange, and a Conference Diary.
In addition you can find ChemDex-plus - your jump station to the best chemistry sites on the web, and The Alchemist,'s Webzine with the latest scientific news, research, software and book reviews, personal views of famous Chemists and Sites of the Week. Membership is required and is free.  Chemistry
in Education Links.
Links for chemistry teachers.  CID Chemie-Informationsdienst.
Many useful links about chemistry. Links to chemical industry, product
databases, newsgroups and the latest news about chemistry. 
Clearinghouse:Section Science.
List of links index for all kinds of science. Only sites reviewed by Clearinghouse are listed.  DaVinci Press Ink.
A biotechnology-related page with links to all the major biotechnology
companies and biotechnology software companies.  Ecology from the Mining Company.
The site has weekly articles about ecology, reviewed links to hundreds
of the best sites in ecology and environmental science, a bulletin board,
newsletter and much more.  Electrochemical Science
and Technolgy Information Resource (ESTIR).
General information about electrochemistry. Internet links. Software,
bibliographies. Societies. Journals. Handbooks. Books. Review chapters.
Graduate schools. Popular science information. Meetings. Nomenclature.  General Chemistry.
This web-site was written to give introductory chemistry students an idea of what chemistry is all about. Why would anyone want to take chemistry or
become a chemist? What type of jobs are there for chemists and what type
of salaries are they being paid? The site also has links to sites that
present strange/interesting/humorous chemistry facts.  Internet Chemistry Index.
More links about chemistry.  ISIS Information System for scientists.
Detailed collection of scientific links. Available in German, English and French.  ISI's 10858 Most Cited Chemists.
List of the most cited chemists which can also be searched using the
search engine.  Paul's Chemistry Lab.
A chemistry information center with interactive information and
tutorials for all levels of chemists.  PZ InterneT Chemieserver.
Database with chemical links and utilities for chemists.  Rolf Claessen's Chemistry Index.
Detailed collection of chemistry links for spectroscopy, journals, software etc.  The Catalyst.
This site has been developed specifically for the high school chemistry teacher, to provide a place for finding relevant information for use in the classroom.
It provides an extensive list of links and tools for the chemist or teacher.  The Chemistry Place.
Web resource for college and high school chemistry educators and their students.  The Foam Book.
Information resources relating to some aqueous based foam systems, their technological applications, published papers and documents, patents, as well as identifying the major participants involved with the technology developments. 
The Molecular Monte Carlo Home Page.
An organized list of tutorials, software repositories, conferences and other useful online resources for scientists and engineers using Monte Carlo methods to study complex systems at the atomic and molecular level.  The Plastics Network.
Exists to provide you with a vast array of trade services that promote
online commerce and the exchange of ideas and information. Such services
include directories, job listings, free classified advertising, news, discussion forums, and the industry's most comprehensive database of product and service information.  The Virtual Chemistry Laboratory.
Three-dimensional simulated laboratory for the teaching of chemistry.
This laboratory will be modeled using virtual reality techniques
and it will contain interactive multimedia experiments. Essentially, the
student will be able to move around the lab in a web browser window and
choose to take part in experiments that are distributed around this virtual
The World Wide Web Virtual Library - Chemistry.
WWW Links for Chemists. Very detailed collection of chemical links. Updated daily.
WWW Virtual Library - Chemical Engineering.
WWW Virtual Library - Crystallography.
WWW Virtual Library - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
WWW Virtual Library - Biomolecules.

Search Engines:  Alta Vista.  DejaNews. Searchengine for newsgroups.  Excite.  HotBot.  InfoSeek.  Liszt. Search engine for mailing lists. Contains 67.000 entries.  Lycos  Magellan.  Yahoo Server

Have fun, LT/

(Hive Addict)
04-29-01 23:25
No 187960
      Re: Professional Chemistry Links
Download the pdf's and you basically get a free general chemistry book.
This is another faculty's general chemistry info oganized in a way convienent to web browseing.  Good basic chemistry and lab info is available in other various places on this website.

Do Your Part To Win The War
05-01-01 05:53
No 188281
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      Re: Professional Chemistry Links     

Yep, that's the intention of a thread like this, anybody who has real interesting professional links can post them in here. LT/

(Hive Addict)
05-14-01 12:25
No 194284
      Common Latin Terms in Chemistry Texts     

Latin terms are commonly found in chemical literature. In the past, Latin terms were to be italicized in the text. Recently, common Latin terms are not to be italicized according to the ACS Style Guide. A collection of commonly used Latin phrases and abbreviations along with their meanings are listed below.

ab initio –    from the beginning
ad infinitum – to infinity
ad nauseam –   to a sickening degree
a posteriori – from what follows after
a priori –     from previous
ca. –          (circa) about
cf. –          (confer) compare
de facto –     in fact, actual
de novo –      in a new form
e.g. –         (exempli gratia) for example
et al. –       (et alia) and others
etc. –         (et cetera) and so on
ex post facto – done after the fact
ibid –         in the same place
idem –         something previously mentioned
i.e. –         (id est) that is
in situ –      in place
in vitro –     (in glass) a biological reaction in an artificial apparatus
in vivo –      (in life) a biological reaction in a living cell or organism
ipso facto –    based on the same fact
loc. cit. –    (loco citato) in the place cited
non sequitur –  it does not follow
per se –        by itself
prima facia –   at first sight
q.e.d. –       (quo erat demonstratum) that which has been demonstrated
q.v. –         (quod vide) which see
sine qua non –  an absolute necessity
vide infra –    see below
vide supra –    see above

1. ACS Style Guide; A Manual for Authors and Editors; 2nd ed.; Dodd, J.S., Ed.; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 1997.

Do Your Part To Win The War
(Hive Addict)
05-19-01 08:22
No 195602
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      Azeotrope Database     

Here is a nice comprehensive azeotrope database

Do Your Part To Win The War
(Hive Addict)
05-19-01 20:52
No 195683
      Common Solvent Purification Methods     

Some bees might bee interested in how to purify their solvents.  To achieve the highest purity often requires more than just distilling.

This is a nice table of various solvent drying agents and which solvents they are compatible with.  Very useful info for bee's who want dry honey.

Here is a handy collection(table) of liquid reagents along with their molarities and densities.

Do Your Part To Win The War
(Hive Addict)
07-13-01 08:48
No 190316
      Re: Professional Chemistry Links     

Here is really good basic reactions info and more
If you are clueless as to what is being discussed at the hive go here.
Especially read "Functional Group Reactions"

Do Your Part To Win The War
(Hive Addict)
07-31-01 18:57
No 200333
      Tetrahydrofuran-THF Good Read     

If you use much THF this document is a must read.
Has great test for peroxides and how to eliminate them.
Its from the experts.

Do Your Part To Win The War
(Chief Bee)
09-04-01 13:57
No 210009
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      Re: Tetrahydrofuran-THF Good Read

A good overview of many functional group transformations and reactions. Unfortunately not with accompanying bibliography.

That's a nr one link for the eagerly learners! LT/
09-04-01 23:47
No 210156
      Electronic Freedom of Information Act & US patents

Separations Based on Physical Changes
not bad has some pics as well GOOD! LT/

ok lets  see maybe for the ones who cant get glassware,
or the old needs a bit of customising.

Homemade Mini Glassworking Lathe  Very GOOD find!! LT/

Simple Distillation Instructions
       with good pics  NICE. LT/

blushok ill go hide in the corner
09-05-01 22:10
No 210466
      Definitions of Chemical Terms     

Post 209204 (wirewound: "Definitions of Chemical Terms", Chemistry Discourse)

Best search engines for finding scientific information
Post 209543 (wirewound: "Best search engines for finding scientific informa", Chemistry Discourse) VERY, very outdated, LT/

Organic Compounds Database
Post 209552 (wirewound: "Organic Compounds Database", Chemistry Discourse) Everybody really interested in chemistry calculations and much, much more, should download that Laborant software program up there in my links, unzip it, then click on the file with the nrs and an "e" in it, for english version. It is from 1998, but beats programs of hundreds of $$, it's FREE! LT/

blushim in the corner

Changed the post nrs for you, use [number], then you will see above. LT/
(Hive Addict)
09-06-01 11:36
No 210714
      Organic Chemistry Textbook     

This is one of the very best virtual organic chemistry books i have ever seen.  Great for looking things up and also a great resource for those who want to really learn organic chemistry.

a BEAUTY! Now that's a real TEACHER! Best virtual chemistry ever seen, LT/

Do Your Part To Win The War
(Hive Addict)
09-06-01 11:43
No 210717
      Named Organic Reaction Databases     

This database looks like a work in progress, however when its done it will be awsome!!!  Huge number of reactions with very good bibliographies.  Very nice.

Here is another named reaction database, not quite as good as the above but still decent.  Has limited bibliographies.

Do Your Part To Win The War
(Distinctive Doe)
09-10-01 09:16
No 211817
      Collection of Chemistry Links     

Here is a list of many online chemistry resources

The VERY BEST Professional LINKS site seen, give full attention to Named Chemical Reactions, and much more links, Foxy2, keep them coming! Good work, lassie. LT/

And another really good site

Do Your Part To Win The War
09-10-01 13:19
No 211877
      Distillation: How to Set Up a Distillation     

from the start
How to Set Up a Distillation
Fractional Distillation
Vacuum Distillation
how full to fill the flask
proper level of the thermometer in the Y-adaptor GOOD!

EDIT: In one of the links ( ) I found these 2 TLC procedures at last:
This is an animated graphics movie on TLC procedure.  LT/

blushim in the corner
09-11-01 15:34
No 212084
      Journals: Chemistry and Chemical Engineering     

seek and u shell find
Connecting to Socrates without a Stanford ID
If you do not have a Stanford ID, you can still:

connect to Socrates, Stanford's on-line catalog, now if your browser is set up to do telnet connections
or use any standard telnet program to connect to 3100
If you are prompted for an account, type socrates

im still in the cornerblush
(Distinctive Doe)
09-19-01 10:17
No 215093
      Good Sites     

This site has a nice collection of search engines and a neat little chemistry message board.

This one is another huge collection of chemistry links.

Do Your Part To Win The War
09-22-01 18:13
No 216194
      Good Sites     

Chemical & Physical Properties in the Chemistry Library

WebElementsTM Scholar edition

The Elements


(For Some Common Plastics vs. NaOH or KOH)

SciCentral gateway to online science/engineering resources

physics web

Virtual Library for the History of Science

yip still in the cornerblush You can go back to your seat now, you'r excusedwinkLT/
(Distinctive Doe)
09-23-01 09:51
No 216353
      Free Chemistry Software     

Here is a big list of free chemistry software on the web

B E A U T I F U L !

Do Your Part To Win The War
09-30-01 16:37
No 218762
      Biological Data, Safety Info, Laboratory Protocols     

well ya never know just might help oneday soon i hope
Ring of Knowledge

Data on Biological Compounds
Oligonucleotide Vital Statistics
Amino Acids - Chemical Notation and Properties at IMB-Jena, Germany
Amino Acids -Images with Atomic Numbering at IMB-Jena, Germany
Abbreviation of Chemical Compounds at Freie Universitat-Berlin, Germany
Amino Acids at Freie Universitat-Berlin, Germany
Amino Acid Properties at New York U.
Monosaccharide Browser - Investigate Monosaccharide Structure at University of Leeds
The Fructan Page
Synthetic Peptide Properties at New York U.
Atlas of Protein Side-Chain Interactions at University College, London
Atlas of Side-Chain and Main-Chain Hydrogen Bonding at University College, London
The Antibody Research Page
Merck Manual on-line - An electronic version of the 16th edition. Access is free, but first time visitors must register.
The Porphyrin Page


Safety Related Documents on the WWW
U.K. searchers after data for making COSHH assessments, please note that some of the information on web sites derives from the US, and that safety data in these cases use American nomenclature.

Manual of Biosafety (UNIDO) at EMBRAPA, Brazil
MELs - Maximum exposure Limits - at the University of Oxford Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Lab
Lab Safety - Health & Safety Information at Oxford University Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory
DEHS page at U. Indiana - Page with local safety manual, pointers to MSDS databases and a large section on hazardous waste
Material Safety Datasheets at Oxford
Occupational Safety Links - Large number of safety topics addressed at the Institute of Occupational Safety Engineering, Finland
Biotech-Support - Decision Documents and Risk Assessments on Different Microorganisms Used by Man at EPA
Ethidium Bromide Disposal


Methods in Molecular Biology on-line
Molecular Biology Techniques Manual at U. Cape Town Department of Microbiology
Signal Transduction Group - Protocols for Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Materials & Methods Gopher at Bio-Indiana or gopher search Laboratory Protocols at Bio-Indiana
Applied Molecular Biology - Beginners Laboratory Manual
Templeton Lab Protocols - Large range of protocols with files in PDF format at CWRU
Molecular Biology Protocols including DNA purification, Library preparation, Blotting, Sequencing, oligos, at NWFSC-NOAA with further site links
Joslin Diabetes Centre - DNA Core Facility - DNA sequencing, Synthesis and Fragment Analysis
ABROS lab Comprehensive Protocol Collection - Molecular biology protocols (and others)
Molecular Biology Manuals - at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Molecular Biology Core Facility
Talbot/Hamer Protocols - for Construction and Screening of cDNA Libraries
Molecular Biology Protocols - covering a large range of topics at the Genome Sequencing Centre - Washington U.
Molecular Biology Protocols - at The University of Oklahoma: Well organised list of protocols with excellent coverage of recombinant DNA methods (isolation, sequencing, PCR)
Protocols for Molecular Biology - An excellent itemised list of links to methods and reagents at IFR, Norwich
Technical information on 2-D PAGE at ExPASY, Switzerland
Interaction Trap - Method to clone cDNAs of proteins that interact with a known protein
Guide to DNA Cloning in E. coli at UWF
Guide to Protein and Peptide Cleavage Recipes at New York U.
BioGuide - PCR Guide at Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Anderson Lab - Non-radioactive In Situ Hybridization Protocols
PCR in situ (1) PCR information at U. Minnesota (part 1)
PCR in situ (2) PCR information at U. Minnesota (part 2)
BBHelp - Molecular Biology Help at U. Cape Town, South Africa
Primer on Molecular Genetics at John Hopkins
RFLP Tutorial at the Wadsworth Centre, New York State Dept of Health
Boomerang DNA Amplification - a single-primer method for amplifying DNA fragments 
Paul N. Hengen's Home Page - FAQs for BIOSCI, Methods, link to BioMOO, TIBS homepage, Lab protocols. Also check out the Methods and Reagents TIBS Column Archive
Methods Database - Searchable data for Methods/Protocols, E. Coli strains, cell lines or hybridomas at the University of Nottingham
Rapid Cyclist - the newsletter for the Rapid Cycler user's group.
DNAcers -a forum by which molecular biologists may exchange technical information and assist in troubleshooting 


Dictionaries and Reference
One-look Dictionaries Search or browse Dictionaries on-line 
Dictionary of Cell Biology at IBLS-Glasgow University
Computing Dictionary
Cell Biology Laboratory Manual - Cell biology course manual, including useful appendices on spectrophotometry, centrifugation, etc, at Biology Department, Gustavus Adolphus College
AE-Glossary of Scientific Terms at Genentech
French Molecular Biology Dictionary and its English-French version at CITI2, France
Fundamental Physical Constants at Freie Universitat-Berlin, Germany
Mathematics & Biology at IMB-Jena, Germany
Metabolic Control Analysis at the University of Aberystwyth
Photobiology Methods and Techniques on-line Methods and data for photobiologists (UV levels etc)
WebElements (Periodic Table) at the University of Sheffield
Dictionaries and translation - at Frontiers in Bioscience's Virtual Library
James Mao's Research Page - Forms for input into dictionaries, thesauri and more
Links to other dictionaries - mostly computer/internet and jargon.

SciCentral - Biological Sciences
A comprehensive site organised by subject and specialty. Provides links to sites on such subjects as immunology, molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, neurosciences, wildlife, fisheries and biodiversity, biotechnology, plant sciences and virology. Also contains links to information about conferences, databases, discussion groups, job searching, research communications, educational materials, institutions and journals


Scirus is the world's most comprehensive search engine specifically designed for finding highly relevant scientific information.  Searches can be restricted to broad subject areas, eg: Agricultural and Biological Sciences, Biosciences, Environmental Sciences, Pharmacology, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Life Sciences


yippy back on the seattongue
(Hive Bee)
09-30-01 19:40
No 218807
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      Chemistry Software again
(Distinctive Doe)
12-17-01 12:31
No 248421
      Re: Good Sites     

Physical Properties Datasheets

They have some good physical property data for some chemicals of interest to bees

Here is an ok Organic Chemistry Book

Having trouble with common chemistry terms?
Here is a glossary of Chemical Terms

Here is a fairly good review of Chemistry, has organic and lots more.

Do Your Part To Win The War
12-18-01 21:57
No 248753
      Re: Good Site     


(Hive Bee)
12-20-01 22:51
No 249368
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      chemical calculators     

Polyatomic ion calculator
compressibility calulator
redox calculator
below are 2 experimental calcs
downloadable chemical based calculator
molecular database
01-02-02 17:33
No 251994
      Links to text and journals     

These links may lead to the full text of the journals, to tables of contents
(Distinctive Doe)
01-16-02 08:38
No 257114
      Re: Professional Chemistry Links     

This might bee of interest to bee's with no background in chemistry.  Not cheap but it looks informative.

The organic chemistry volume

Here is where you order it from and you can look at the contents of all the volumes.

I hate my government, does this mean I'm a terrorist??
(Distinctive Doe)
01-31-02 11:51
No 263204
      Re: Professional Chemistry Links     

Some Free Online Journals

ARKIVOC Free Online Journal of Organic Chemistry


Korean Chemical Society(2 journals)

Here is a Madline search engine and free journal listing(305 journals)

Here is a large listing of Organic Named Reactions(Not yet on Rhodiums Page)
You need to register with Chemfinder(one of the following should work)

Fully Informed Jury! (
(Chief Bee)
02-01-02 12:53
No 263759
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      Re: Professional Chemistry Links MSDS Search Engine Science oriented Search Engine  Wirewound beated you with that one for 4 months in Post 218762 (wirewound: "Biological Data, Safety Info, Laboratory Protocols", Methods Discourse), but we appreciate the effort made, hehhewinkLT/
(Master Searcher)
02-04-02 00:10
No 264778
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      Re: Professional Chemistry Links     


I found this while looking for indole and pyrrole links.
Also see Post 261178 (PolytheneSam: "Re: i "heard" this from an unforgettable bee", The Couch) .  The manual of classification pages on the uspto web site seem to load slower than the one above.

Also see:

amphetamines, etc.

A lot of organic chemistry

Inorganic compounds


USPTO classes

Molecular mass calculator (need JavaScript on)
(Distinctive Doe)
02-06-02 18:38
No 266030
      Online Books     

Online Books of All Kinds, Including Chemistry

The chemistry section has some neat very very old books.  The radiochemistry books have some decent chemical reactions/info about different elements, such as how to make the different salts ect.

Some more very old chemistry texts are here
Check out John French's Art of Distillation (1651)

Many bees can learn something here
Organic Syntheses- Details the synthesis of 25 useful chemicals

Here is a comprehensive lab safety book for anyone interested

Here is a Glassware Gallery
(Distinctive Doe)
02-23-02 00:44
No 272288
      Re: Online Books     

Chemistry Links

Advanced Organic Lab Experiments

Good research group. Sonochemistry and electrochemistry mostly.  All of their publications can bee downloaded for free.  It might bee worth a browse.
(Hive Bee)
02-23-02 23:21
No 272663
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      Re: Professional Chemistry Links     

The 7 Golden Rules of Chemistry
Explain a lot about the reasons organic molecules interact the way that they do.
(Chief Bee)
03-26-02 12:30
No 288079
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      Chemguide - Helping you to understand Chemistry     

Atomic Structure and Bonding

Covers basic atomic properties (electronic structures, ionisation energies, electron affinities, atomic and ionic radii), bonding (including intermolecular bonding) and structures (ionic, molecular, giant covalent and metallic).

Basic Organic Chemistry

Includes help on bonding, naming and isomerism, and a discussion of organic acids and bases.

Organic Reaction Mechanisms

Covers all the mechanisms required by the current UK advanced level syllabuses.

Instrumental analysis

Explains how you can analyse substances using machines - mass spectrometry, infra-red spectroscopy and NMR.

Calculations in A'level Chemistry

Describes a source of help for all the calculations you are likely to meet in either AS or A level chemistry.
(Master Searcher)
04-06-02 00:04
No 293036
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      missing post     

Post 261178 (PolytheneSam: "Re: i "heard" this from an unforgettable bee", The Couch) is missing.  Also see Post 264778 (PolytheneSam: "Re: Professional Chemistry Links", Methods Discourse) .  In post 261178 I discussed this page and class 74 subclass DIG9 on perpetual motion gimmicks.  The uspto page needs to have Javascript enabled to work.
The hardest thing to explain is the obvious
04-06-02 05:18
No 293135
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I compared the missing post nr 261178 with our lists of deleted posts in the Staff forum, and it didn't match. Also not with wildcards before and/or after the number. That means that the post is lost in some other magical way, I did not delete it by accident. LT/

05-06-02 02:42
No 305281
      nice periodic table of elements
(Distinctive Doe)
05-22-02 06:46
No 312360
      Ammonia NH3 annie info

Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety
(Distinctive Doe)
05-22-02 07:26
No 312377
      General Reference     

Want to find info online on any subject?
Go here

Chemistry Webzine

Worm sperm smile
(Distinctive Doe)
08-09-02 16:36
No 343515
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      Another Solvent Property Database

Those who give up essential liberties for temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety
(Hive Addict)
09-12-02 16:43
No 355651
      Measurement standards, plastic resin codes     

Probably a repost but Ill put it again for quick reference. Feel free to delete if its an obvious repost....i needed it.
SI units
units oustide the SI

Illustrated glassware dictionary
Types of glass.
Resin codes:
ACL          acetal (polyoxymethylene)
ECTFE        Halar® ECTFE (ethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene copolymer)
ETFE         Tefzel® ETFE (ethylene-tetrafluoroethylene)
FEP          Teflon® FEP (fluorinated ethylene propylene)
FLPE         fluorinated high-density polyethylene
HDPE         high-density polyethylene
LDPE         low-density polyehylene
PC           polycarbonate
PCT      poly (1,4 cyclohexylene dimethylene terephthalate)
PET          polyethylene terephthalate
PFA          Teflon® PFA (perfluoroalkoxy)
PMMA         polymethyl methacrylate (acrylic)
PMP          polymethylpentene ("TPX")
PP           polypropylene
PPCO         polypropylene copolymer
PS           polystyrene
PSF          polysulfone
PUR          polyurethane
PVC          polyvinyl chloride
PVDF         polyvinylidene fluoride
TFE          Teflon® TFE (tetrafluoroethylene)
TPE          thermoplastic elastomer
XLPE         cross-linked high-density polyethylene

If I'm reading this correctly, and I like to think that I am.....
09-27-02 06:05
No 361138
      Ephedra sinica and all you need to know

Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases
10-18-02 14:57
No 369939
      the best place to search     


Links for Chemists


the virtual Bioscience

(Hive Bee)
10-18-02 22:45
No 370044
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Basics of NMR:

WOMAN.ZIP: Great Shareware, but be careful of viruses...
(Hive Bee)
10-21-02 09:10
No 370765
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      Named compounds and reagents     

Ever wondered what Meerwein salt and Hünig's base are?

geh in die knie. wackle mit den hueften. klatsch in die haende. und tanz den mussolini.
(Master Searcher)
01-12-03 21:55
No 397628
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      First posted by java.     

First posted by java.
The hardest thing to explain is the obvious
(Distinctive Doe)
02-08-03 03:48
No 405504
      IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology     

IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology
This online version of the IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology corresponds to the second edition (1997), compiled by Alan D. McNaught and Andrew Wilkinson (Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK).

AcroMed biomedical acronym database
AcroMed is a computer generated database of biomedical acronyms and the associated long forms extracted from the last year of Medline abstracts (2001).
(Distinctive Doe)
02-08-03 04:05
No 405507
      Electronic Journal Miner     

Electronic Journal Miner
This is really cool.

KartOO Search Engine
Neat little search engine.
(Hive Bee)
02-11-03 15:37
No 406689
      The National Institute of Standards and Technology     

NIST Chemistry WebBook
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Chemistry WebBook provides chemical and physical property data for a variety of compounds. The data are from collections maintained by the NIST Standard Reference Data Program and outside contributors.  Please check your software compatibility from the plug-in information before drawing a structure
It is available free.
02-17-03 21:44
No 409079
      Merck's ChemDAT online     

Merck's ChemDAT online:

useful for looking up chemicals, and safety data sheets. Free copy of the whole thing is avaliable on CD.

Video meliora proboque; Deteriora sequor. -Ovid
(Hive Bee)
02-25-03 23:44
No 411633
      Microwave chemistry and other tools     

Sorry if it's a repeat reference, I found it resourceful and interesting with articles on Microwave chemistry, and some  other tools.

We're  all in this world together,
(Master Searcher)
03-14-03 02:04
No 416793
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International Patent Classification (IPC). 
This page gives a good explanation of the classifiaction system.


See also Post 264778 (PolytheneSam: "Re: Professional Chemistry Links", Methods Discourse)
The hardest thing to explain is the obvious
(Hive Bee)
03-16-03 14:59
No 417586
      Fast track to favorite journal's home page

We're  all in this world together,
(Hive Bee)
03-23-03 17:17
No 420473
      Journals, science search , cold fusion?     

Entry to chemistry sources , but then you'll find much more...
see also a complete list of journals, chem included
at........ select e-journals from side bar

and a good science search engine at .......
and a good chem guide helps the newbee understand chemistry........
enjoy the

We're  all in this world together,
(Hive Bee)
03-27-03 17:35
No 421757
      Chiral separation by HPLC     

This is a good listing of chromatographic representation of many compounds with chiral separationby HPLC

We're  all in this world together,
(Hive Bee)
04-20-03 02:31
No 428152
      Glossary for Organic Chemistry terms and .....     


(IUPAC Recommendations 1994)    glossary to organic and bio terms and words

We're  all in this world together,
(Chief Bee)
04-26-03 17:55
No 429608
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      chemical data files     

I added some chemical data files to
(Chief Bee)
06-17-03 22:09
No 440612
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Go to right away this instant - it is a great information resource of collected and sorted abstracts, one could say that it is kind of like the Neuroscience/Neuropharmacology answer to my own Psychoactive Synthesis archive - it is also a one-man project.

From the description of the site: is a unique project involving research from the fields of neuroscience, neuropsychology, psychiatry, genetics, and others. The sole creator of is Shawn Thomas. By compiling and sorting dozens of abstracts on specific topics, I seek to introduce a context to research articles that cannot easily be obtained while reading individual abstracts. When an abstract is viewed in context, I believe that an individual has a greater chance of understanding that information in relation to similar research produced by other sources. is in part an experiment to determine the usefulness of using HTML to organize and present large amounts of scientific information through the medium of the Internet.

Many of the pages on may also serve as general reviews on various topics. Because the details of research efforts are often difficult to condense into just a few words, abstract compilations may offer more comprehensive reviews of complex subjects like the genetics of bipolar disorder. Unlike published reviews, pages on may be updated to reflect the consistently changing nature of the neurosciences. I do not intend to attempt to include every possible article on each page; PubMed is available to those who demand such a database.

The intended audience of this site includes anyone interested in the material chosen for the site. I hope that the research community will embrace and the concept behind it.
(Hive Bee)
06-27-03 17:04
No 442950
      References and sources in one place     

Index or links,

Chemical reactions,

We're  all in this world together,
(Hive Bee)
06-27-03 22:42
No 443001
      International Critical Tables of chemistry.......     

International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology (1st Electronic Edition)           

We're  all in this world together,
(Hive Addict)
07-13-03 12:08
No 446798
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      Named things in chemistry and physics     

Named things in chemistry and physics

Don't forget to check out the "Interesting Anecdotes of Chemists"

Dirty old man
07-13-03 21:17
No 446889
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      Electro chemistry
(Rated as: Good Read !)
Cell-Design is a comprehensive software package for computer-aided design of electrochemical cells. The software provides complete simulation of electrochemical cells with user specified geometry, chemistry, and operating conditions. The software is specifically designed for personal computers and workstations running under Windows 95, 98, 2000 and NT.
STRIP (REEL-TO-REEL) PLATING :  Reel-to-reel (moving strip) plating.

I'm thinking of a copper bandolier which can be plated with Pd or Pt. In many wackers you could offer the cut pieces of copper strip plated with your catalyst of choice to solute in acidic environment, leaving the Pd or Pt as the catalyst behind.
The deposit builds up from zero thickness at the strip entry into the cell, to the final thickness of 34 µm at the strip exit (upper left), for a strip velocity of 0.3 m/s.(30 cm per SECOND!)
This technique will get you :
Micro-scale roughness and dendrites formation on resistive moving strip.
Detailed roughness build-up on sub mm and micron scales RRW (reel-to reel)

Perhaps even Kevlar or any strong carbon strip material could be found to be plated!  LT/

(Hive Bee)
07-14-03 15:05
No 447095
      Computer generated chemistry reactions...     

A visual archive of computer generated animations of reactions like,pinacol rearrangement, enols and more....

see also for more resources,

Edit: spelling corrected....

We're  all in this world together,
(Chief Bee)
07-14-03 16:29
No 447112
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      A visual archive of computer generated ...     

A visual archive of computer generated animations of reactions like pinnacle .....and more

I assume you are referring to the Pinacol Rearrangement, right? Watch out with that spelling, it makes a lot of difference in chemistry sometimes.
(Hive Bee)
07-17-03 04:06
No 447909
      Advanced Chemistry lab with procedures     

Advanced Organic Lab Experiments

 Technique 1. Identification Of Unknown Compounds
 Technique 2. Flash Chromatography.
 Technique 3. Advanced Chemical Information Technology
 Technique 4. Preparative Vacuum Sublimation
 Technique 5. Advanced Molecular Modelling
 Technique 6. Reactions In Liquid Ammonia
 Technique 7. Vacuum Line Technique And Anaerobic Handling
 Technique 8. Reaction In A Pressure Bottle
 Technique 9. Advanced NMR Spectroscopy And 3D Interpretation
 Technique 11. Reactions Of Octal-2-Ones
 Technique 12. Catalytic Hydrogenation At Atmospheric Pressure
 Technique 15. Reactions In Liquid Ammonia
 Technique 16. Reductions With Lithium Aluminium Hydride
 Technique 18. Ozonolysis Of An Olefin
 Technique 19. Photochemistry Of Santonin
 Technique 20. Multi-Stage Syntheses

We're  all in this world together,
(Hive Bee)
07-17-03 04:13
No 447911
      The Organic Laboratory     

Distribution Coefficients.
Melting Points.
Catalytic Hydrogenation.
Grignard Reactions.
Beilstein Test
Preparation of Butyl Bromide.
Oxidative Coupling of an Alkyne.

We're  all in this world together,
(Hive Bee)
07-17-03 04:40
No 447919
      Advanced level chemistry     

Advanced Level Chemistry

Topic 1 Atomic Structure syllabus  summary    checklist
Topic 2 Quantitative chemistry syllabus  summary    checklist
Topic 3 Structure and Bonding syllabus  summary    checklist
Topic 4 Oxidation and reduction and the transition elements syllabus  summary    checklist
Topic 5 Periodic Table syllabus   summary    checklist
Module 1 exam questions        June 95          June 96
Module 1 answers             June 95      June 96

Module 2 (CH2) - 6082

Topic 6 Energetics I syllabus  summary    checklist
Topic 7 Chemical equilibrium syllabus  summary    checklist
Topic 8 Acid/base equilibria syllabus  summary    checklist
Topic 9 Chemical kinetics syllabus  summary    checklist
Topic 10 Nomenclature of organic chemistry syllabus   summary    checklist
Topic 11 Isomerism syllabus   summary    checklist
Topic 12 Reaction mechanisms syllabus  summary    checklist     multimedia
Topic 13 Characteristic tests for organic compounds   syllabus  summary    checklist
Topic 14 Important applications   syllabus   summary    checklist
Topic 15 Bonding in organic compounds   syllabus        summary         checklist
Module 2 exam questions         Jun 98        Jan 99     June 99

Module 3 (CH3) - 6083

Topic 16 Energetics II   syllabus  summary    checklist
Topic 17 Redox equilibria including quantitative aspects  syllabus  summary    checklist
Topic 18 Gaseous and heterogeneous equilibria   syllabus   summary    checklist
Topic 19 Groups 1 and 2   syllabus  summary    checklist
Topic 20 The chlor-alkali industry   syllabus   summary    checklist
Topic 21 Groups 3 and 4   syllabus   summary    checklist
Topic 22 Group 7   syllabus  summary    checklist
Module 3 exam questions      Jan 98          June98
Module 3 answers                 Jan98

Module 4 (CH4) - 6084

Topic 23 Chemistry of organic compounds   syllabus   summary        checklist        multimedia
Topic 24 Organic synthesis   syllabus   summary            checklist
Topic 25 Organic analysis   syllabus   summary              checklist
Topic 26 Phase equilibria   syllabus   summary
Module 4 exam questions      Jan 98        June 98
Synoptic Paper (CH6) -6086

Practical Test (CH8) - 6088

school science uk

We're  all in this world together,
07-21-03 23:45
No 448919
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      government household chemical list

this is a nice site, search household products by type and name for their contents.

also, type in any given chemical and find a list of products containing it, with percentage and other information.

Very useful resourse for bees that have to, or choose go over-the-counter.
The above link is a chemfinder style search engine. its not as good, but it might help you out when chemfinder goes down, as it seems to do from time to time.
This one is limited to pesticides.

sorry for any reposts.

(Hive Bee)
07-24-03 14:06
No 449514
      Index of Organic Chemistry Educational Material

Note: Not sure if previously listed, I found it to be a good resource link.

We're  all in this world together,
(Chief Bee)
08-06-03 02:17
No 451973
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      French Analysis of Illicit Drugs with refs

Observatorie Francais des Drogues et des Toxicomanies - Système d'Identification National des Toxiques et Substances

Great French site where illicit drug data are collected, such as how much of what drug was encountered where, how much of what drug a certain tablet contains, and lots of references for the toxicology and pharmacology of many illicit drugs.
(Hive Bee)
08-10-03 17:53
No 452804
      General O=CH chemistry directory     

O=Ch Directory......


We're  all in this world together,
(Hive Bee)
09-07-03 14:24
No 457585
      Chemical Hazards & Safety Links     

Chemical Hazards    UK
Chemical Hazards Communications Society is a very active group which holds meetings, shares information and produces a Newsletter.  The site is growing and has many useful links, including a list of relevant European Union Directives.

Chemical hazards: Chemical Incidents Hotline              UK
Chemical Incidents Hotline  is based at the University of Wales in Cardiff it aims to provide a 24 hour, 365 day a year service to receive notification of incidents in the UK and to provide a contact point for Government. This site also aims to alert officials at the Departments of Health for England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales to public health aspects of chemical incidents and to provide information on such incidents.

Chemical safety     BELGIUM
European Chemical Industry Council covers activities, long-range research, useful links, products, press information, diary of events, health, safety and environment information.

Chemical safety    BELGIUM
European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals was established in 1978 as a scientific non-commercial association by 50 top companies with interests in the manufacturer and use of chemicals. ECETOC acts as an independent, peer-reviewed technical resource to all concerned with identification of research needs and provision of scientific rational for the assessment of the health effects and environment impact. Partner to organisations such as the World Health Organisation - WHO, the International Programme on Chemical Safety-IPCS, and the European Commission. ECETOC works closely with its partners to establish a scientific foundation for the development of legislation in chemicals.

Chemical safety               ITALY
EDEXIM ONLINE-INFO gives information about exports and imports of certain dangerous chemicals. These are chemicals subject to notification according to European Council Regulation EEC 2455/92.  The data includes information on Banned Or Severely Restricted BOSR substances, classification and labelling, including risk and safety phrases: chemicals subject to Prior Informed Consent PIC according to the UNEP/FAO PIC procedure, as well as a list of Designated National Authorities involved.

Chemical safety            LUXEMBOURG
The Chemical Information Network links to members APME, CEFIC, CEPE, EFMA, FEICA.

Chemical safety     SWITZERLAND
Intergovernmental Forum on  Chemical Safety IFCS is concerned with chemical safety issues and has information about national focal points, meetings including regional meetings. It also has links to other worldwide organisations in industry and non governmental organisations.

Chemical safety      SWITZERLAND
International Programme on Chemical Safety programme of three co-operating organisations, UNEP, ILO and WHO implementing activities relating to chemical safety. The main role of International Programme on Chemical Safety is to establish the scientific basis for the safe use of chemicals and to strengthen national capabilities and capacities for chemical safety. Links to other information.

Chemical safety    SWITZERLAND
Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals consists of a number of major organisations such as the UNEP, FAI, ILO, WHO, UNIDO, UNITAR and OECD committed to improving knowledge about chemicals. There are also links to all the major organisations sites and information.

Chemical safety        SWITZERLAND
United Nations Environment Chemicals and the Global Environmental Epidemiology Network Projects includes the Pollutant Release and Transfer register PRTR, Persistent Organic Pollutants POPS and International Register on Biosafety IRB amongst other data. Useful site.

Chemical Safety       UK
The Chemical Industries Association website contains new, information, details of the CIA, membership details, responsible care and also information about the chemical industry

Chemical Safety         UK
Sourcerer is the gateway to the Chemical Industry of the United Kingdom. Sourcerer will guide you quickly to the chemical products and services available from the UK and to the companies who can supply what you a wealth of information including a Chemical Directory of companies, products, services, Code of Conduct, The Sourcerer Concise Chemical Index which lists over 100,000 chemicals and services. News and links to affiliated trade associations.

Chemical safety     UK
Chemistry and Industry Magazine linked with the Society of Chemistry and Industry.  Gives details of new editions and also other useful chemical information.

Chemical safety           UK
Edinburgh Engineering Virtual Library provides an excellent gateway to quality chemical and chemical engineering information websites and links.

Chemical safety       UK
Royal Society of Chemistry, details of journals, books, and many services.

Chemical safety     UK
University of Liverpool Chemical Information Service contains extensive information, material safety datasheets MSDS, journals, and many links to other useful chemical sources of information. Provides an excellent gateway to quality environmental engineering information.

Chemical safety   UK
University of Oxford Material Safety Datasheets MSDS Service extensive site covering carcinogens, Chemical Abstracts Service CAS numbers, flash points low, highly toxic compounds, Hazard Codes UN, gases, glove materials, maximum exposure limits, foreign languages databases, MSDS, peroxides, risk and safety phrases, shock sensitive materials, chemical synonyms, teratogens, toxicity abbreviations.

Chemical safety             UK
University of Sheffield extensive chemical source containing CHEMDEX, a well organised list of chemistry sites.

Chemical safety         USA
Aims of this multi-disciplined group is to promote chemical health and safety in the workplace and in society.  Has information n the properties of chemicals which affect health and safety directly or through the environment, and promotes exchange of such information.

Chemical safety           USA
American Chemical Society service designed to bring together the resources of both the American Chemical Society and Chemical Abstracts Services.

Chemical safety                     USA
J T Baker organisation has a range of chemical information, material safety data sheets MSDS, news, events, technical advice and guidance

Chemical safety       USA
Chemical Abstracts Service site gives details of products, publications and services.

Chemical safety           USA
Chemspy offers chemical and chemistry information databases, dictionaries, journals, latest news and selected links

Chemical safety        USA
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board is dedicated to industrial chemical safety and protecting workers, the public and the environment. Contains News, reports, investigations, CSB five-year strategic plan, conferences and meetings, details of the Chemical Incident Reports Centre and links to other chemical sites.

Chemical safety               USA
Material Safety Datasheets information, includes  'What is a MSDS', glossary, software, links to other governmental agencies and useful sites.

Chemical safety       USA
Chemical information from MDL covers many services including discussion groups, journals etc.

Chemical safety      USA
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Chemical Collection contains an extensive collection of prior published documents which acts as a convenient pointer to various materials available on the NIOSH website. These include e.g. Alerts, Criteria Documents, Current Intelligence Bulletins, Hazard Reviews, International Chemical Safety Cards and many other links.

Chemical safety   USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology's Chemistry web book contains formula, partial formula, Chemical Abstract Service CAS numbers and National Institute of Standards and Technology Reference Databases.

Chemical safety       USA
Society for Chemical Hazard Communication site contains news, meetings, contacts for the exchange of information.

Chemical safety              USA
Searchable database of 1500 chemicals including hazard information, toxicology and further information.

Chemical safety            USA
University of Indiana Chemistry Resources worldwide listed - regularly updated

Chemical safety        USA
University of California chemical information.

Chemical safety          USA
University of Texas Department of Occupational Environment Medicine and Department of Occupational Health web pages cover their latest programs and activities including recycling, Material safety datasheets MSDS, chemical fact sheets, and The Institutional Biosafety Committee Handbook.

Chemical safety           USA
Vermont Safety Information Resources and Materials Safety Datasheets on the Internet.    

Chemicals: Internet guide    SWITZERLAND
United Nations Environment Programme Internet Guide finding information on chemicals.

Love your enemies. They'll hate it !
(Hive Bee)
09-08-03 02:29
No 457673
      Chemistry resources

We're  all in this world together,
09-24-03 01:33
No 460649
      Spectroscopy Online     

This URL should bee very helpful


Bee sure to use an anonymizing proxy for serious inquiries, they greet you with your computer host name wink

Chemistry is our Covalent Bond
(Chief Bee)
09-29-03 21:51
No 461696
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      Journal Abbreviation Resources     

Journal Abbreviation Resources (

Listed here are resources that will help you decipher the full title of a journal, when you only have the abbreviation for the journal.
(Hive Bee)
10-19-03 00:45
No 465508
      Another concise chemical info source

There is plenty of source here to try this sub

We're  all in this world together,
(Hive Bee)
10-19-03 20:46
No 465665
      Concise OH reaction rates....
......see (the copilation of chemical data ) ..browse,

also a very good Chemistry index of much useful material....

Also visit the wired chemist.....

We're  all in this world together,
(Chief Bee)
11-06-03 15:46
No 469140
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      Online Applets     

Physicochemical Calculators

Physicochemical Properties of Popular Liquids
(Fragile ego)
02-18-04 18:06
No 489565
      DMSO Property Info     

This is a quite useful page about DMSO, they don't get any more comprehensive.
It contains the following:

Pharmaceutical Solubilities
     Pharmaceutical Solubilities Booklet

     A Performance Profile of DMSO
     DMSO "Myths"
     DMSO Physical Properties
     DMSO the Truly Great Dipolar Solvent
     The DMSO Anion (Dimsyl Ion)
     Permeability of Commercial Solvents (AM, IND, HYG, Assoc. J.)

 Handling and Recovery of DMSO
     DMSO Handling Information
     DMSO Material Safety Data Sheet
     DMSO Recovery and Environmental Engineering
     Drying of DMSO
 Solvent Comparison and Contrast
     DMSO vs. NMP Comparison
     ICH Harmonized Tripartite Guideline
(Hive Bee)
03-29-04 02:54
No 497931
      DMSO properties and uses     

the largest Gaylord bulletin is strangely not on the above page. nothing new here, but lots of DMSO data, and a large number of outlines with refs. recommended reading. they have made me want to buy some, and i will.

and just in case:
(Chief Bee)
10-03-04 21:21
No 534320
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      Inustrial Processing Methods (misleading title)     

Unit Operations in Food Processing
R. L. Earle


Method of studying food process engineering
Basic principles of food process engineering
Dimensions and units


Basic principles
Material balances
Energy balances


Fluid statics
Fluid dynamics
Streamline and turbulent flow
Energy losses in flow


Measurement of pressure in a fluid
Measurement of velocity in a fluid
Pumps and fans


Heat Conduction
Surface-Heat Transfer
Unsteady-State Heat Transfer
Radiation-Heat Transfer      
Convection-Heat Transfer
Overall Heat-Transfer Coefficients
Heat Transfer from Condensing Vapours
Heat Transfer to Boiling Liquids


Heat Exchangers
Thermal Processing
Refrigeration, Chilling and Freezing


Basic Drying Theory
Mass Transfer in Drying
Equilibrium Moisture Content
Air Drying
Conduction Drying
Drying Equipment
Moisture Loss in Freezers and Chillers


The Single-Effect Evaporator
Multiple-Effect Evaporation
Vapour Recompression
Boiling Point Elevation
Evaporation of Heat-Sensitive Materials
Evaporation Equipment


Gas-Liquid Equilibria
Solid-Liquid Equiibria
Equilibrium-Concentration Relationships
Operating Conditions
Calculation of Separation
Gas Absorption
Extraction and Washing
Membrane Separations
Steam Distillation
Vacuum Distillation
Steam Distillation
Vacuum Distillation
Batch Distillation
Distillation Equipment


The velocity of particles moving in a fluid
Centrifugal separations


Grinding and cutting.


Characteristics of mixtures
Measurement of mixing
Particle mixing
Liquid mixing
Mixing equipment







The Hive - Clandestine Chemists Without Borders
(Chief Bee)
10-04-04 09:23
No 534368
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      Great Course in Inorganic/Organometallic Chem
(Rated as: excellent)


Inorganic chemistry covers the whole periodic table and in a way includes organic chemistry as a special case.

Inorganic compounds hold most world records and can display unique physical anc chemical properties, structures, reactivities and bonding situations that are not encountered in organic chemistry. Or, to state it shamelessly honest:
"In inorganic chemistry everything is super"
Prof. W. Beck, Munich, 1986

Course Material/Table of Contents:

Chem 462: Advanced Main Group Chemistry
Michael K. Denk

Chapter 1: Chains, Rings, Cages and Clusters (
Chapter 2: Silicon in Inorganic Synthesis, Polysilanes (
Chapter 3: Reactive Intermediates (
Chapter 4: Chemistry of Phosphorus, Arsenic, Antimony and Bismuth (
Chapter 5: Chemistry of Oxygen and Sulfur (
Chapter 6: Computational Methods (

Course Material/Table of Contents:

CHM 331: Inorganic Chemistry II (Organometallics)
Michael K. Denk

Lecture Notes:Introduction (
Part I: Main Group Elements
Chapter 1: Organometallic Compounds of Lithium, Sodium and Potassium (
Chapter 2: Organometallic Compounds of Magnesium (
Chapter 3: Organometallic Compounds of Boron and Aluminum (
Chapter 4: Organometallic Compounds of Si, Ge, Sn and Pb (
Chapter 10: Compounds of Phosphorus and Arsenic (

Part II: Transition Metal Chemistry
Chapter 5: Structure and Bonding (
Chapter 6: Carbonyl Complexes & Hydrido Complexes (
Chapter 7; Alkyl Complexes, Carbene Complexes, Carbyne Complexes (
Chapter 8: pi-Complexes (
Chapter 9: Organometallic Compounds of the Copper and Zinc Triads (

Part III:  Lanthanides
Chapter 11: The Lanthanides (

Example of entertaining "fact boxes" interspersed in the text:


For a fascinating account of fulminates see: F. Kurzer, J. Chem Ed. 77, 851-857 (2000) (

Fulminates have played an important role in the history of chemistry. Although mercury fulinate was possibly already obtained by the Dutch scientist Cornelius Drebbel (1572-1634), the first well documented discovery took place in the laboratory Johannes Kunckel (1630-1703).

The reason for the early discovery of mercury fulminate are due to its ease of formation: mercury or mercury oxide dissolved in nitric acid and then treated with ethanol under heating gives a mercury fulminate, Hg[CNO]2 as voluminous white precipitate. The mechanism of this reaction seems to be obscure.

"I once dissolved silver and mercury together in aqua fortis, and, having added spiritus vini,
set the vessel aside in the stable. When by the next day, its temperature had risen, there occured
such a thunder clap, that the groom thought someone had shot athim through the window, or that the
very devil had appeared in the stable. But I realized that it was my experiment that had exploded."

- Johannes Kunckel (1716)

Mercury fulminate was a crucial ingredient in Alfred Nobel's invention of dynamite (which layed the financial foundation for the Nobel prize). Soaking up nitroglicerine in kieselguhr had removed its shock sensitivity, but also required the introduction of a primer charge. Mercury fulminate worked very well and A. Nobel patented this discovery. It must be noted that mercury fulminate is unsuitable as a bulk explosive due to its high detonation velocity ("brisance" military testing led to gun barrels split in half....).

Example of many useful experimental procedures:

Ethyl 3-aminopropanoate  (5)
Carrie, R., Bull. Chem. Soc. Fr. 815 (1985)

To a 1 M solution of 4 in THF (from the bromo ester with NaN3 in DMSO) was added a molar equivalent of Ph3P, 1.5 equiv of water and a boiling chip (N2 evolution). After 8 h at 200°C and evaporation, the residue was treated with Et2O-hexane and Ph3P=O was filtered. This process was repeated and 5 was distilled at 40-45°C/10.5 mmHg (83%).

Historical footnotes - carbene [ :CH2 ] was first ever mentioned in print in 1944 by D. Duck:

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