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Finding Information on Chemical Reactions and Reagents: Annual Series Dealing with Organic Reactions

This guide introduces users to electronic resources that perform reaction searches, and give properties and functions of reagents, contain purification procedures for organic reagents, as well as introducing annual series dealing with organic synthesis.

Organic Reactions

Format
Print

Location
Chemistry Library Books QD251 .O7

Description
An ongoing series dealing with topics in organic chemistry. Methods presented have been tested in the lab of at least one reviewer, and are therefore found to be effective and fairly authoritative

Organic Syntheses annual and Organic Syntheses Collective

Format
Print 
Online

Location
Organic Syntheses annual: Chemistry Library Books QD262 .O7
Organic Syntheses Collective: Chemistry Library Books QD262 .O72
Online (Annual and Collective): http://www.orgsyn.org/

Description
These volumes are frequently referenced in the work of other scientists. It is important to be aware of the difference between the two sets. Organic Syntheses is published annually and consists of a series of procedures on particular syntheses in organic chemistry. Organic Syntheses Comprehensive (a green set) was published in the 1970s and serves as a culmination of many of the techniques published in Organic Syntheses until that time. Both are well indexed and are good starting points when trying to determine how to perform a reaction. Like Organic Reactions, they are unique in that the methods included have been tested in the laboratories of the series' reviewers.

Theilheimer's Synthetic Methods

Format
Print

Location
Chemistry Library Computer Lab, Back Wall

Description
This set is also an annual series, dealing with methods in organic synthesis. Like Organic Syntheses and Organic Reactions, it presents a series of reviews on topics of interest.