The following sources provide basic information on chemicals, such as CAS Registry Number and molecular weight.
If you need more detailed information, conduct a search in one of the library's chemistry databases. Links and more information is available on the "Finding Articles on a Topic or by Author" tab in this guide.
TOXNET HIGHLIGHTS FOR CHEMICAL INFORMATION:
ChemIDplus - Dictionary that includes a variety of information about 400,000 chemicals.
Hazardous Substances Databank (HSDB) - Includes toxicology information for over 5,000 chemicals, including effects on human health.
SciFinder Scholar is a leading chemistry database. To use SciFinder scholar, you will first need to register for an account using the link below. You only need to do this once.
ACCESSING CHEMICAL INFORMATION IN SCIFINDER SCHOLAR:
Use these suggested limiters:
Substance Identifier - Retrieve substances by specifying a CAS Registry Number or a complete chemical name (common names, trade names, or acronyms are acceptable). Information available includes CAS Number, melting point, other names, chemical reactions, experimental properties, citation references, and regulatory information.
Chemical Structure - Retrieve substances that have chemical structures of interest.