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Featured Web Resource: Common Chemistry

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Common Chemistry is a free and easy-to-use web resource that contains Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Numbers for common chemical substances. This resource is maintained by CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

  • This resource is particularly useful for students and faculty who need to identify the CAS Registry Number of a particular chemical substance.
  • Users can search by chemical name (including synonyms) or CAS Registry Number.
  • Each record for a particular chemical substance contains: the CAS Registry Number, synonyms, and chemical structure.

Didn’t find the substance you were looking for using Common Chemistry? If so, be sure to check out SciFinder, a database that includes the largest collection of substance information. SciFinder can be accessed from Pollak Library’s website.

Post originally written by Cathy Vu, former Science Librarian.


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