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Find Synonyms and Chemical Structures

Use Common Chemistry to search for your molecule by name to find alternative names, CAS registry number, chemical formula, and chemical structure.

Find Secondary Sources (Encyclopedias)

Search for your molecule by name in encyclopedias to find background information. The following two links are individual encyclopedias.

The following links are databases consisting of large collections of reference works (encyclopedias and dictionaries). Search for your molecule by name to find results from a large number of encyclopedias and other reference works.

Find Articles (Primary Sources)

Watch: Structure Searching in SciFinder

Citing in ACS Style

Use the American Chemical Society Style Guide to cite information in Chemistry.

  • Reference formatting and examples by source type:
    • Citing journal articles (section
    • Citing books and ebooks (section
    • Citing websites (section
    • Citing patents (section
    • Citing safety data sheets (section
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