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Chemistry: Syntheses

This is a guide for finding books, articles, and data in chemistry. It also includes links to download ChemDraw and other software, and information about using the proxy prefix and bookmarklet for off-campus access.

Synthesis methods and workflow

Reaxys includes dynamic synthesis planner to design the optimum synthesis route and multi-step reaction tools to identify precursor reactions underlying synthesis of target compounds. Searchable by structure, formula, and reaction.

Organic Syntheses includes detailed, reliable and peer-reviewed procedures for the synthesis of organic compounds.

Science of Synthesis (Houben-Weyl methods of Molecular Transformations) contains extensive review chapters on methods of organic synthesis, with full experimental procedures and background information. Browsable by a hierarchical table of contents as well as searchable by structure and keyword.

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