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Swain Library News - 24 July 2015 (PDF)

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Featured database

Pharmaceutical Substances
Stuttgart ; New York : Thieme Chemistry, 2003-
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
Version 3.8 features 32 new APIs and a total of 35,358 structures, 11,289 reactions and 2,606 active pharmaceutical ingredients.  Essential for research and process chemists, it includes the full synthetic route for the industrial manufacture of each drug elucidated from the patent literature; unique source of reactions that perform on an industrial scale; readily available overview of the pharmaceutical industry from a synthetic chemist’s perspective; and functionality affords insights into a therapeutic area and chemically related substances. Essential information for product managers, it includes patent information including approval date and expiration; determine market size & competition for an API – essential for development of new and generic pharmaceuticals; source of markets for synthesis intermediates; comprehensive coverage of older APIs and substances approved world-wide; and merger and acquisition tracking ensures that vendor information is up-to-date in a rapidly changing industry.  (Structure Searching)

Featured ebook collection

RSC eBooks
London : Royal Society of Chemistry, [200-?]-
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
The Royal Society of Chemistry eBook Collection is a definitive point of reference for anyone working in the chemical sciences. Over 700 books spanning 40 years have been brought together, digitized as pdf files and made fully searchable. The result is a comprehensive overview of research and opinion in a multitude of areas of chemical science.

Featured reference books

Chemistry & ChemEng Library (Swain) » Reference (non-circulating) » QD262 .S354 2014/5
Not available online yet in the Reference Library for Science of Synthesis.  We have vols 1-3 in print.
Handbook of green chemistry
[Place of publication not identified] : John Wiley and Sons, 2010-
Stanford University Libraries » Online resource » (no call number)
This handbook is a one-stop resource covering green catalysis, green solvents, green processes, and green products. [Set I: Green catalysis] v. 1. Homogeneous catalysis; v. 2. Heterogeneous catalysis; v. 3. Biocatalysis   [Set II: Green solvents]  v. 4. Supercritical solvents; v. 5. Reactions in water; v. 6. Ionic liquids   [Set III: Green processes] v. 7. Green synthesis; v. 8. Bioinspired processes; v. 9. Designing safer chemicals   [Set IV: Green products] v. 10. Green engineering; v. 11. Green nanoscience; v. 12. Sustainable product design.

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