Links to Organic Chemistry Sources

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ACS Related Sites

ACS Home Page
ACS Meeting Page
ACS Technical Divisions

Chemistry Portals

Chemistry 2000, Cambridge
DirectoryScience, Organic Chemistry Links
Hans Reich’s Organic Chemistry Info
Organic Chemistry Portal (by Prof. Doug Taber)
Organic Chemistry Resources Worldwide
Rolf Claessen’s Chemistry Index

Chemical Societies

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Canadian Society for Chemistry, Organic Division
Chemical Institute of Canada
International Isotope Society
International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry (ISHC)
Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
North American Catalysis Society
Royal Society of Chemistry-Organic Division (RSC-Organic)
The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan
The World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists
The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)


Abbreviations of Chemical Compounds
CAS Source Index (CASSI) Search Tool and
Beyond CASSI (Title Abbreviations (PDF))
ChemInform-Acronym Finder (Wiley)
Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) (subscription required)
ChemSpider Synthetic Pages (Database of interactive chemical procedures)
ChemWeb: Databases of Organic Information
Organic Syntheses
RCSB Protein Databank (PDB)
Reaxys (subscription required)
Science of Synthesis
Unichem (produces cross-references between chemical structure identifiers from different databases )
WebReactions (Free searchable Reaction Database)
WolframAlpha: Chemistry

General Journal Sites

ACS Online Publications
ACS Organic Division’s Links to Organic Journals
c2k- University of Cambridge (UK)
WileyInterscience Organic Chemistry Journal Listing


ACS Organic Division’s SURF program
ACS’ SCI Scholars Internship Program
ACS’ Search Engine for Internships, Fellowships, and Jobs
ACS’ Resources for College Students
Amgen Scholars Program
Common Organic Chemistry: Internships listing
Common Organic Chemistry: How to get an Internship in Organic Chemistry
American Association of Medical Colleges
National Labs/DOE
NIH (National Institutes of Health)
NSF-REU Positions
NSF-Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CCHF)

MSDS/Safety Information Sites

ChemInfo MSDS
Dow Lab Safety Academy
Lab Safety
OSHA Occupational Chemistry Database
MSDS online
UCLA Health & Safety

MedChem/Pharma Links

ACS Division of Medicinal Chemistry (MEDI)
Biospace Pharmaceutical Company News
Disease Focused Posters (by the Jón Tryggvi Njarðarson Group)
FiercePharma Pharmaceutical Company News
Mayo Clinic
NIH Entrez Search (Covers some patents, Literature, and chemistry relavent to Medchem)
Top 200 Pharmaceuticals Posters (by Jón Tryggvi Njarðarson Group)

Named Organic Reactions/Reagents/Effects

List of Organic Reactions (Wikipedia)
Named Organic Reactions (by Daniel Beaudoin @Synarchive)
Named Organic Reactions (by Hilton Evans)
Named Organic Reactions (By Prof. Doug Taber) (by Endri Gjiri)
Named Organic Reactions (by Marcus Brackeen)
Named Organic Reagents (by Hans Reich)
Named Rules & Effects (by Hans Reich)


ACD Labs IUPAC’s Organic Chemistry Nomenclature
IUPAC (Recommendations on Organic & Biochemical Nomenclature, Symbols, etc.)
IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology – the Gold Book (PDF)

Spectroscopy Sites

NMR Spectra Gallery (by Hans Reich)
1 H NMR Shifts
13 C NMR Shifts
ChemSpider NMR Sites
NMR Basics
NMR Multiplet Guide by James Nowick
NMR Spectral Problems
NMR Solvents (Data)
Polymer Science Learning Center Spectral Database (PLSC,UWSP)
Spectral Database for Organic Compounds (SDBS, Japan)

Research Group Indices

Matt McIntosh’s List of Organic Research Groups
Stephen Chamberland’s List of PUI Organic Research Groups


3D Organic Chemistry Animations (ChemTube)
ChemBioDraw (By Perkin Elmer/CambridgeSoft)

ChemBioDraw Tutorial Videos

ChemDraw Magic 1 Draw Viagra in 20 sec + many other tips (by Pierre Morieux)
ChemDraw Magic 2 More Tips and Tricks (by Pierre Morieux)
ChemDraw Magic Tricks: Quick Catalytic Cycles Elliptic is the New Round (by Pierre Morieux)

ChemDoodle (By iChemlabs)
MarvinSketch: Structure Drawing Software (Free)
MaxBridge -Maximally Bridged Ring Detection (website/free)
Schrödinger (Small-Molecule Drug Discovery)
Vogel Scientific Software: CIARA and CALACO.
Wavefunction: Spartan

Chemistry Course/Education Resources

Challenging Problems in Organic Chemistry (Edited by David Evans)
ChemTube (3D-Molecular Movies of Reactions)
R/S Chemistry-Master Assigning Absolute Stereochemistry (by Neil Garg)
Chemistry 115 Handouts (Andrew Myers’ Organic Synthesis Handouts)
Chimie générale & organiqué (by Gérard Dupuis)
Organic Chemistry InfoGraphics (by Roman Valiulin)
Determining the product of Substitution or Elimination Reactions (by Robert Grossman)
Drawing Substitution and Elimination Products (by Robert Grossman)
OChemPal (Search for common organic chemistry abbreviations and terms)
Open Source Lecture Notes (by Professor Bode’s research group)
Organic Chemistry Practice Problems (MSU)
Organic Education Resources ( cCWCS)’s A Science Teacher’s Polymer Education Guide
Stereochemistry Help (by Robert Grossman)
The Golden Rules of Organic Chemistry
The Organic Coloring Book by Neil Garg
Chemistry Hall
Virtual Textbook of Organic Chemistry (MSU)
QR Chem Some presentation materials for instructors by Neil Garg


Other Useful/Interesting Sites

3D Organic Chemistry Animations (ChemTube)
Alfa Aesar’s Organic Chemistry Resources
American Elements (interactive periodic table)
Chemical (Academic) Genealogy Database
Chemicool (interactive periodic table)
Chemistry by Design (by the Jón Tryggvi Njarðarson Group)
Chemistry Video-clip Library
Chirality and Odour Perception
Combinatorial Chemistry Review
Compound Interest (by Andy Brunning)
Elements Database (interactive periodic table)
Eminent Organic Chemist Videos
Encyclopedia of Organic Reagents (eEROS) (Subscription required)
Famous Organic Chemists
Molecules that Matter
Molecules with Silly or Unusual Names
Nobel Prizes in Chemistry or
Nobel Prizes in Chemistry on
Not Voodoo (Organic Techniques/Information)
Organic Chemistry Lab Course (Universitaet Regensburg)
Organic Solvent Data
Organometallic Hypertextbook
OSIRIS Property Explorer
pKa Values
Protecting Groups (Data)
PTable (interactive periodic table)
SynArchive (by Daniel Beaudoin)
Totally Synthetic Blog (by Paul Docherty)
Total Syntheses: Summary (by Prof. Reich)
Web Elements (interactive periodic table)