Tag "Chemistry"

  • Chemical Science becoming Open Access

    The Royal Society of Chemistry have announced that from Issue 1, 2015 this journal will be gold open access and all content will be free to readers. For the first two years article processing charges will be waived so it will be free to publish in. It aims to be the world’s first quality open access chemistry journal.

    More about the journal can be found at http://www.rsc.org/publishing/journals/sc/about.asp

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  • Free chemistry resource

    Detherm database logoDETHERM is one of the world’s largest thermophysical databases. It is available  from the National Chemistry Database service. The service is free to HE Institutions and it can be accessed from a Swansea University IP address. Below is an example of some of the contents:

    DETHERM now contains data from over 100,000 literature documents, equating to over 8,000,000 data rows:

    #Literature #Data Tables #Data Rows
    Dortmund Database (DDB) 75,844 508,465 5,083,431
    Electrolyte Data Collection (ELDAR) 7,665 46,331 637,449
    Thermophysical Database (INFOTHERM) 15,754 139,846 1,920,628
    FIZ Chemie Berlin 2,359 38,590 286,429
    DECHEMA e.V. 6,881 72,728 504,462
    Transport properties (LUCAS (Dech/FIZ Ch)) 232 1,809 25,068
    Solubility Database (CAPEC-SDB) 190 3,123 5,584
    Total 108,925 810,892 8,463,051

    Below is a breakdown of data from the Dortmund Database (DDB) present in DETHERM:

    #Literature #Data Tables #Data Rows
    Excess Properties
    Heat Capacities of Mixtures (Excess heat capacities) 542 1,762 49,744
    Excess Enthalpies 3,063 14,414 310,033
    Mixture Densities (including Excess volumes) 6,152 25,257 672,115
    Phase Equlibrium data
    Activity Coefficients at infinite dilutions (in mixtures) 59 827 9,277
    Activity Coefficients at infinite dilutions (pure solvents) 1,139 27,963 71,023
    Azeotropic data 1,926 36,402 53,703
    Vapor-Liquid-Equilibria (electrolyte systems) 1,249 4,165 115,011
    Gas Solubilities (electrolyte systems) 151 666 11,795
    Salt solubilities (mainly in water) 5,682 24,130 235,873
    Gas Solubilities (non-electrolytes) 1,810 11,850 93,694
    Vapor-Liquid Equilibria (low boiling substances) 3,771 10,893 291,999
    Liquid-Liquid Equilibria 3935 16338 218083
    Solid-Liquid-Equilibria (mainly organic compounds) 5,614 36,869 372,016
    Vapor-Liquid Equilibria (normal boiling substances) 6,904 18,535 481,675
    Critical data of mixtures (critical lines) 786 2,735 19,031
    Partition Coefficients (octanol-water) 514 8,335 11,398
    Viscosities, thermal conductivities, surface tensions and speeds of sound 2,782 10,700 346,751
    Pure component properties 29,765 195,968 1,557,065
    Total (DDB) 75,844 447,809 4,920,286
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  • Free chemistry resources

    The National Chemical Database service have put together a useful list of free chemistry resources. You can find it in the External resources section of their web site. It can be filtered by the categories below.

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  • Free chemistry articles

    Chemweb now offer free access to some articles in respected chemistry journals from Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, Bentham Science and Taylor and Francis. You need to join to gain access but registration is free. They cover a broad range of topics including some of the latest research and highly cited articles.

    ChemWeb members now have access to selected full-text articles from Chemistry publishers including Wiley, Elsevier, Springer, Bentham Science and Taylor & Francis. Members can download a selection of articles covering a broad range of topics direct from the pages of some of the most respected journals in Chemistry. Explore some of the latest research or highly cited articles. Not yet a ChemWeb member? Membership is free, and registration takes just a minute.

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  • RSC Advances

    RSC Advances is a peer reviewed chemical sciences journal on a whole range of topics from nanoscience to environmental sciences. Access is free during 2011 to 2012.

    Access RSC Advances

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  • Free content from Royal Society of Chemistry

    The RSC has made some of its content available for free:

    • All content of their newest journals for the first two volumes.
    • All content of RSC journals published between 1997 and 2007
    • A sample chapter from each book in their e-book collection.
    • Some special promotion material.

    This material can be accessed on campus. It is also possible to access it off campus if you first register for a personal account – this involves giving some basic information including your e-mail address.

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  • [CROSSFIRE] Beilstein database updated to 2010/03

    The latest update of the Beilstein database, 2010/03, was made available on Tuesday 28th September.

    Statistics for the new Beilstein database are as follows:

    Number of compounds: 11,755,427

    Number of citations: 2,290,529

    Number of reactions: 23,251,915

    There are no changes to the DST files from the previous version, 2010/02.

    CrossFire support


    University of Manchester

    Email: crossfire@mimas.ac.uk


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  • [CROSSFIRE] Gmelin database updated to 2010/01

    The latest update of the Gmelin database, 2010/01, was made available on Wednesday 12th May.

    Statistics for the new Gmelin database are as follows:

    Number of compounds: 2,766,792

    Number of citations: 1,434,759

    Number of reactions: 2,098,630

    There are no changes to the DST files from the previous version, 2009/04.

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