Merck Index The Merck Index is an encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs and biologicals with over 10,000 monographs on single substances or groups of related compounds. It includes an appendix with monographs on organic name reactions. It is published by the United States pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. The Merck Index is available by subscription in an electronic searchable form, commonly carried by research libraries, as well as in a web-accessible form.
a CAS registry number synonyms of the substance, such as trivial names & International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry nomenclature,Trademarks and associated companies Molecular formulae, weights and percentage composition Chemical structures a description of the substance's appearance Capsule statements identifying compound classes and scientific significance melting point and boiling point solubility in solvents commonly used in the laboratory citations to other literature regarding the compound's chemical synthesis Scientific and patent literature references Physical and toxicity data Therapeutic and commercial uses Caution and hazard information
Chemical Abstracts (CAS) CAS monitors, indexes, and abstracts the world's chemistry-related literature and patents, updates this information daily, and makes it accessible through state-of-the-art information services. CAS databases offer many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more CAS databases provide millions of journal article references from more than 10,000 major scientific journals worldwide and patent and patent family references from 50 active patent-issuing authorities around the world.
scientific publications Scientific literature can include the following kinds of publications: Scientific articles published in scientific journals Patents specialized for science and technology (for example, biological patents and chemical patents) books wholly written by one or a small number of co-authors book chapters, where each chapter is the responsibility of a different author or set of authors, though the editor may take some responsibility for ensuring consistency of style and content presentations at academic conferences, especially those organized by learned societies government reports scientific publications on the World Wide Web books, technical reports, pamphlets, and working papers issued by individual researchers or research organisations on their own initiative; these are sometimes organised into a series