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Chemistry Subject Guide: Online resources

Essential library/internet resources and research support for Chemistry Students

General Chemical Data

 General Chemical data


  • Owned by RSC, ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database providing fast text and structure search access to over 35 million structures from hundreds of data sources.


  • Chemical properties, as well as Safety Data Sheet (also known as Material Safety Data Sheets), can be searched through its product catalog.


  • PubChem, released in 2004, provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. PubChem is organized as three linked databases: PubChem Substance, PubChem Compound, and PubChem BioAssay. PubChem also provides a fast chemical structure similarity search tool.


  • The DrugBank database is a unique bioinformatics and cheminformatics resource that combines detailed drug (i.e. chemical, pharmacological and pharmaceutical) data with comprehensive drug target (i.e. sequence, structure, and pathway) information.

 ACS Interactive Periodic Table

Spectral Data

 Spectral Data

Safety Data

 Safety Data

Safety data sheet demo

Syntheses & Methods

 Syntheses & Methods