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Chemistry: a guide to library resources: Synthesis

Books About this topic

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Practical Organic Synthesis: A Student's Guide
by Reinhart Keese
ISBN: 978-0-470-02966-4
Call Number:  Joyner Stacks QD257.7 .K4313 2006

Finding Syntheses Online

My Synthesis is written in German! What can I do?

Because much important work in organic chemistry was done during the early part of the twentieth century by German researchers, the synthesis you need may be included in a journal article written in German.  Don't panic.  You can often still get the information you need (perhaps from the abstract which is often available in English or from the diagrams of molecular structures). If you need to know a few key German words try one of these chemistry-specific resources:

Handbooks for Syntheses

 Merck Index
Joyner Ref Desk RS 51 M4

Dictionary of Organic Compounds  Joyner Ref QD246.D5 

Dictionary of Inorganic Compounds Joyner Ref QD148 .D53

Handbook of Data on Organic Compounds Joyner Ref QD257.7.H36

Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis  Joyner Ref QD77 .E53

Handbook of Reagents for Organic Synthesis Joyner Ref QD77 .H37