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CH 119: General Chemistry II Lab (Honors): Search SciFinder

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SciFinder is the most comprehensive database for the chemical literature.  It is produced by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) which is a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

SciFinder is a collection of CAS databases plus MEDLINE.

CAPLUS References Covers the chemical literature from 1907 to the present.  Online version of Chemical Abstracts.
MEDLINE References Covers the biomedical literature from 1946 to the present.  Free version is PubMed.
REGISTRY Substances Provides information about organic and inorganic substances from 1965 to the present.
CHEMCATS Substances Provides information for suppliers of commercially available chemicals.
CHEMLIST Substances Provides information for inventoried or regulated chemicals from 1980 to the present.
CASREACT Reactions Provides information for reactions from 1985 to the present.

SciFinder may be explored by references, substances, and reactions.

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Tip:  Identify main concepts in the research question then brainstorm about keywords such as synonyms, narrower (more specific) terms, broader (more general) terms, and related terms that describe the concepts.

CAS Registry Number is a unique identifier assigned to a substance by the Chemical Abstracts Service. 

 

Tip:  Search for substances in SciFinder using the registry number to retrieve results for synonyms (chemical name, trade name, systematic name, molecular formula, etc.).


CH 119 Reagent List

Aldehydes Amines Metals
salicylaldehyde
90-02-8
ethylenediamine
107-15-3
zinc acetate
557-34-6
benzaldehyde
100-52-7
propylene-1, 3-diamine
109-76-2
CuCl2
7447-39-4
2,3-butanedione
431-03-8
butylene-1, 4-diamine
110-60-1
FeCl3
7705-08-0
4-methoxybenzaldehyde
123-11-5
hexylene-1, 6-diamine
124-09-4
VO(II)SO4·H2O
not assigned
4-hydroxybenzaldehyde
123-08-0
heptylene-1, 7-diamine
not assigned
CoCl2·6H2O
7791-13-1
4-chlorobenzaldehyde
104-88-1
benzhydrazide
613-94-5
RhCl3·XH2O
20765-98-4
  methylamine HCl
593-51-1
PdCl2
7647-10-1
  p-toluidine
106-49-0
 
  phenylamine
62-53-3
 
  4-methoxyaniline
104-94-9
 
  4-chloroaniline
106-47-8
 

Tip:  Search for reagents as research topic (see best practices for natural language).

  • Pick an aldehyde and an amine from the list of reagents
  • Enter the registry numbers (or names) using "and" as the connector

  • Select the candidate set containing both concepts

 

Tip:  Remove duplicate MEDLINE records and limit results to journal articles written in English.

  • Remove duplicates using the tools menu

  • Refine the results by language (English) and document type (Journal)
          


Tip:  Refine or analyze results by other concepts.

  • Refine the results by research topic using metals from the reagent list, microorganism names (Escherichia coli or Staphylococcus aureus), or other related keywords (condensation reaction, imine or schiff base, antibacterial, etc.)

Synonyms (up to three) may be added in parentheses separated by commas after the concept

         

  • Analyze the results by CA concept heading or index term (standardized terminology assigned by indexers) or supplementary terms (keywords supplied by authors)
        


Tip:  Click on link to other sources or other sources to determine if full-text is available through UAB Libraries.

Tip:  Search for reagents and/or products as substances.

  • Substance Identifier

               

  • Molecular Formula

                 

May need to sort results by number of references to find best match

  • Chemical Structure

                     

 

Tip:  Export as image to use structure in other applications such as Word or PowerPoint.

Tip:  Search for reagents as reaction.

  • Click in the box to launch the structure editor

  • Add the reagents by registry number (or draw using tools or import as .mol file)

  • Add the reaction role to the reagents and specify the type of reactions to retrieve

  • Perform the reaction search

 

Tip:  Analyze the results and look for metals on reagent list.

 

Tip:  Group the results by transformation.

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