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View Resource Chemical Patents Plus

Chemical Patents Plus, an information retrieval service provided by Chemical Abstracts, is available via the Web. After registering, interested users can freely search and receive title and abstract information for chemical patents going back to 1971. Other options, such as patent number, front page and all claims, and complete patent, are fee based. The service is available from 6:00 p.m. Sunday...

http://casweb.cas.org/
View Resource National Park Service: Environmental Contaminants Encyclopedia

This resource from the National Park Service contains a wealth of information central to the growing field of environmental toxicology. The site consists of a searchable encyclopedia of 118 environmental contaminants, from Acenaphthene to Zinc. With information on chemical elements, compounds, and products, the EC Encyclopedia also serves as a reference for determining the potential impact of the...

https://nature.nps.gov/water/ecencyclopedia/index.cfm
View Resource Chemical Health and Safety Data

These Chemical Health and Safety Data are an excellent resource for reliable, no-frills information from the National Toxicology Program (NTP). Data from "over 2000 chemicals studied by the NTP" are made available here, and users have a couple of different options for retrieving information. They may simply view a list of chemicals or search the Health and Safety database. Information on each...

https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/testing/types/heathandsafety/index...
View Resource Material Safety Data Sheet

The Loctite corporation, which manufactures sealants, adhesives and coatings, has recently posted online a searchable database of materials safety information pages. Users enter keywords to retrieve listings of composition, physical properties, toxicity, and stability of compounds. Recommendations for storage and disposal, emergency first aid, and fire management are also provided. The database...

http://www.loctite.com/index.php
View Resource The Pesticide Action Network Pesticide Database

The Pesticide Action Network Pesticide Database, maintained by the Pesticide Action Network of North America, provides up-to-date information for those working with or researching pesticides. The site lets users search by chemical name, chemical abstracts service (CAS) number, trade name, or US EPA product registration number to retrieve a selected pesticide's active ingredients, breakdown...

http://www.pesticideinfo.org
View Resource EPA: Tools and Literature

Green Chemistry, as its name implies, is an environment friendly practice of using chemistry to prevent pollution. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Green Chemistry Expert System software that can be freely downloaded from this site. The program can be used to assess hazardous substances in chemical reactions, learn about green synthetic methods, design safer chemicals by...

https://www.epa.gov/greenchemistry
View Resource Spectral Atlas Central

From the National Optical Astronomy Observatories and the Kitt Peak National Observatory, comes the Spectral Atlas Central Web site. Users can plot wavelengths covering the spectra of 3005Å thru 10598Å, 3000Å thru 10900Å, and 3300Å thru 11100Å by inputting a start and end wavelength and specifying the number of lines. The resulting plots can then be viewed or downloaded as a FITS file, Postscript...

http://iraf.noao.edu/specatlas/
View Resource The American Chemical Society: Molecule of the Week

Each week, this American Chemical Society (ACS) website presents educational materials on a new drug, a chemical in the news, or a common household chemical. Educators and students can find two- and sometimes three-dimensional images of the chosen molecule along with descriptions of the molecule's characteristics, its molecular formula, and other interesting facts. Each Molecule of the Week since...

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/molecule-of-the-week.html
View Resource Chemical Information Sources

This fantastic website helps individuals "find and learn how to use chemical information resources on the Internet and elsewhere." Users can find two types of resource guides. The first, SIRCh (Selected Internet Resources for Chemistry) offers numerous links to educational websites where users can find answers to many of their chemistry questions. The second, CCIIM (Clearinghouse for Chemical...

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Chemical_Information_Sources
View Resource ChemIDplus Screenshot

ChemIDplus functions as a chemical database, or dictionary, for over 400,000 chemicals. Using names, synonyms, and structures, readers may search ChemIDplus for information about select chemicals of interest. Results often include educational links to National Library of Medicine resources, as well as federal and international agencies. Within the system, readers may search using ChemIDplus Lite,...

https://chem.nlm.nih.gov/chemidplus/chemidlite.jsp