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Merck Index Online

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Merck Index Online, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, offers information on chemicals, drugs and biologicals in an easily searchable full text database, including historic records not available in the print edition. Updated regularly.

Users can perform simple searches on a number of different properties and fields, construct complex multi-parameter searches, and search by chemical structure to discover:

Substance monographs

  • Names, synonyms and tradenames
  • Chemical structures
  • Physical properties (e.g. mp, bp, density)
  • Applications and usage
  • Bioactivity data
  • Literature references
Named reactions
  • Searchable collection of over 500 organic named reactions
  • Overview of each reaction with an idealised scheme and key references
Reference tables
  • Common abbreviations
  • Conversions
  • Glossaries

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Chemistry; Medicine; Pharmaceutical Sciences; Pharmacology and Therapeutics