The ChemRefer Newsletter – Second Edition (April 2006)

Organic Syntheses
Find this at For reliable, carefully reviewed syntheses of organic compounds. Search by keywords or by structure (requires ChemDraw plugin – this can be downloaded at Keyword searches can be conducted by inputting the relevant phrases, author(s), title, chemical names, volume, molecular formula or CAS registry number. You can also browse reactions. Procedures are easily printable due to the ‘Printer Friendly’ option included for each preparation. View procedures in HTML or PDF format. This resource is intended for use by persons with prior training in the field of organic chemistry. Organic Syntheses also automatically stores a history of your previous searches, so you can restore them at a later date. Unbeatable as a resource for organic-synthetic chemistry.

Platinum Metals Review
To be found at This is an excellent resource by Johnson-Matthey PLC. A free, quarterly e-journal covering platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, osmium and ruthenium. Now in its 50th year of publication. Gives those of us without subscriptions a doorway into open access inorganic chemistry. Platinum Metals Review investigates everything about these metals from recovering spent catalysts to inhibiting cysteine proteases found in some viruses.

Located at OASE (Open Access to Scientific Literature) enables you to search the bibliographical data of important document servers both within and outside Germany. This is achieved through the University of Karlsruhe’s virtual catalogue technology. The articles found by the search facility are published in English and/or German. Don’t be put off by the language barrier though: ‘volltexte’ is ‘full text’ and ‘gefunden’ is ‘I found something’ (more or less). The search covers many German universities as well as MIT DSpace.

Acta Chimica Slovenica
Web address: A quarterly journal published by the Slovenian Chemical Society. The full texts of all articles published since 1998 are available free of charge in PDF format. Published in Slovenian and English. Browse articles from Access the 2005 reviews and perspective articles directly from the home page. Reviews, scientific/technical articles & short communications are the major focuses of this journal and book reviews, industrial achievements and society news are also featured.

Featured Search Results from the ChemRefer Archive

Drug discovery and vaccine development using mixture-based synthetic combinatorial libraries
Drug Discovery Today Vol. 5, No. 7 July 2000

Diversity-oriented synthesis; a challenge for synthetic chemists
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2003, 1, 3867-3870

Decay of 253Es, 254Es, and 255Es
Radiochemistry, Vol. 41 No. 1 1999

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