Science of Synthesis – free trial access until 31st March


The University of Cambridge currently has a free trial access to the new Science of Synthesis 4.0 until 31 March.

This full-text database for organic and organometallic chemistry focuses on the most effective and reliable methods for functional group transformations. It contains evaluated and detailed experimental procedures.

Furthermore the Houben-Weyl content is still available as a back file.

Science of Synthesis now also contains a new reference library covering special subjects such as:

  • Asymmetric Organocatalysis
  • Water in Organic Synthesis
  • Stereoselective Synthesis

To access Science of Synthesis (on and off-campus) please use this URL:

In order for you to have the best possible result from using Science of Synthesis, a Getting Started Manual can be found at

There are also several video tutorials at

It is really important that you give your feedback on this product so we know whether it is worth recommending for purchase, and to support any recommendation. Please send your feedback to Clair Castle, Librarian, Department of Chemistry, at

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