New databases for physical and chemical sciences


The world's largest resource for physical and chemical data, SpringerMaterials consists of 91,000 online documents and 165,000 substances and material systems. It is based on Landolt-Bornstein, a compilation of all verified  physical  data resulting  from research in the fields of physics,  chemistry, astronomy, geophysics, and technology. You can search for substance/element systems, properties, molecular formulas, and chemical abstract registry numbers. Watch the online demo to learn more.

Organic Syntheses

Organic Syntheses began as a series of instructional pamphlets in 1921 and has been published since that time in more than 80 annual volumes. It describes checked and edited experimental procedures, spanning a broad range of synthetic methodologies, and provides chemists with a compendium of new or little known experimental procedures which lead to useful compounds or that illustrate important new developments in methodology. For every procedure, safety warnings are presented along with detailed descriptions for the preparation, purification, and identification of the compound in question. Searching by structure requires the ChemDraw plugin (can be downloaded for free from  CambridgeSoft).