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CHEM 2552: Named Reaction Project

Finding the History, Methodology & Results Online

Most of the books below can be found online, except for two important books.

Need info from Strategic Applications of Named Reactions or the Encyclopedia of Chemistry?  Contact Laura using the box at the right.

You can also request that a book chapter from any other title in the catalog be scanned and sent to you using the catalog.  Learn more here. 

Find Chemical Research Online

The following two databases will help you to locate scholarly research using your named reaction.  Remember to put your named reaction in quotes ("Akabori Amino Acid Reaction") so that you can be more precise in your search. 

Not sure about searching SciFinder?  You can find a guide here: 

Finally, the Spectral Database for Organic Compounds (SDBS) provides good (if sometimes limited) spectral data. 

Still having trouble finding information?  Feel free to email me to talk about how to do more research.  You can also use the link below to request more articles/information. 

Health and Safety

In addition to the books above, the books/links below will help you to gather health and safety information about your reaction: 

If the sources above are not helping, you can also try Google. Try searching for your reaction ("Cannizzaro Reaction") and add specific words: NMR, UV, safety. You can also restrict yourself to college/university websites by adding to your search.  

Cite Your Work: APA Style

Of course, as you get ideas and data from your sources, you want to be able to cite them.  Keep in mind that you want to cite not only quotations, but also ideas that you get from your research.

Not sure if you are paraphrasing, plagiarizing, or patchwriting?  Check out Academic Integrity by Ulrike Kestler, which has a section on all three

Need some help putting together citations?  Check out the helpful links below: 

Want software to create citations for you? Check out the database below:

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