Locating Information about Reactions and Syntheses

Use these resources to find references for the synthesis or reactions of different compounds.

  • Comprehensive Organic Synthesis: Selectivity, Strategy, and Efficiency in Modern Organic Chemistry
    Draws together the common themes that underlie the many apparently disparate areas of organic chemistry which underpin synthetic strategies, thus providing a comprehensive overview of this important discipline.
  • Organic Syntheses
    Also available in print QD262 .O772 (Main Building – 3rd Floor)
    Provides detailed, reliable, and carefully checked procedures for the synthesis of organic compounds. Some procedures describe practical methods for the preparation of specific compounds of interest, while other procedures illustrate important synthetic methods with general utility.
  • Organic Syntheses Reaction Guide
    QD262.L568 1991 (West Building - Basement)
    Summarizes, in structural format, all procedures published in Organic Syntheses (collective volumes 1-7 and annual volumes 65-68). Entries are classified using an indexing system based on eleven broad reaction categories. Useful for simple structural searches and browsing opportunities.
  • NIST Kinetics Database
    Includes essentially all reported kinetics results for thermal gas-phase chemical reactions. The database is designed to be searched for kinetics data based on the specific reactants involved, for reactions resulting in specified products, for all the reactions of a particular species, or for various combinations of these. The bibliography can also be searched by author name or combination of names.
  • Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis
    QD77.E53 (West Building - Basement)
    Contains descriptions of the use of reagents in organic chemistry


Research Guide created by Tanis Schumilas, April 2018