Chemistry Web Resources

American Chemical Society:
"ACS is a congressionally chartered independent membership organization which represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry."

"Developed and maintained at the Institute of Biochemistry at the University of Cologne, BRENDA is a database of enzyme functional data for approximately 3,500 enzymes."

Chemistry Web Resources:
This site is maintained by Ron Rinehart of Monterey Peninsula College and contains a wealth of material oriented toward chemical education, all well-organized in a visually-attractive way.

Delights of Chemistry: 
Guide by the University of Leeds' Chemistry Department which includes instructions for over forty experiments, a large image library, and animations of common chemical reactions.

MIT OpenCourseWare - Chemistry:
"The Department of Chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of the nation's top chemistry departments.  It has an illustrious history in sharing the MIT tradition of excellence, and it has provided national leadership in chemical education and research throughout the century." Find access to free MIT Chemistry courses for both undergraduates and graduates.

Periodic Table of the Elements:
A beautiful site designed by Los Alamos National Laboratory's Chemistry Division 

PubChem Project:
A free database of chemical structures of small organic molecules and information on their biological activities.  Includes substance information, compound structures and bioactivity data.

Royal Society of Chemistry:
The largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences.

Sigma Aldrich:
A company website which provides a great deal of information including physical properties for tens of thousands of chemicals commonly found in research laboratories.

This site was established to provide chemistry students with a library of spectroscopy problems.  The project is suported by Cambridge Isotope Laboratories and the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Women in Chemistry:
"Her Lab in Your Life launched in 2004 and appeared at venues around the country.  This online exhibit celebrates the important contributions women have made to the field of chemistry. While suitable for a broad audience, it is of particular interest to young women who are thinking about pursuing careers in chemistry and related sciences. Featured scientists range from well-known historical figures to living chemists who are tackling today’s problems."

Databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases from the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine.

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Last updated:  March, 2010                                                                     Questions & Comments: Nancy McEnery