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What is RSS? [RSS] [xml]

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. This web technology allows various web sites to easily share lists of their current articles and headlines. Syndication means you don't have to visit each site individually to see what's new -- you simply scan headlines or brief article summaries and click to read the full text.

Several sites will aggregate RSS feeds for you into a custom page, with exactly the information you want. For example, I use as my Browser Home page (see a screen shot), which I have customized with news headlines that interest me.

There are also standalone desktop applications, both free and commercial, that will perform the same function, available for Windows, MacOS, Linux, etc. See RSS Aggregators

When you see buttons like this:  [RSS] [xml]  on a web site. The site is advertising that it has an RSS feed. The URL to the .xml or .rss file are what you need to paste into your RSS reader (right-click or control-click(Mac) to get the URL).

The RSS feed for the Organic Division is:

In 2006, ACS started to provide RSS Feeds of all of their journal articles. ACS Publications now has over 130 RSS feeds for its journals and topics. In fact, ACS has listed the following Organic Subtopic Feeds:

You can obtain these and other feeds from:  (Click on the RSS Icon)

For more information on RSS see: