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New books recently purchased

The following books were recommended by members of the Department of Chemistry and are now available to borrow.

If you are a member of the Department of Chemistry and would like to recommend anything, whether it is an online journal, a book, an ebook, or a database, please see our guidance here. Recommendations are always welcome.

The Physical and Chemical Basis of Molecular Biology: Fundamentals

CREIGHTON: The physical and chemical basis of molecular biology. Helvetian Press, 2011

NICOLAOU: Classics in total synthesis: targets, strategies, methods. Wiley-VCH, 1996

NICOLAOU: Classics in total synthesis II: more targets, strategies, methods. Wiley-VCH, 2003

NICOLAOU: Classics in total synthesis III: further targets, strategies, methods. Wiley-VCH, 2011

Book cover: Ball Milling Towards Green Synthesis

RANU: Ball milling towards green synthesis. RSC, 2015

The Biophysical Chemistry of Proteins

CREIGHTON: Biophysical chemistry of nucleic acids and proteins. Helvetian Press, 2010

SpringerMaterials trial extended to 30 May 2017

Please do try out the database with your real life examples and let Clair have your feedback. She cannot put forward a recommendation to purchase this database without it.

Make the most of access while you have it!

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Further to the notice promoting the trial access to the SpringerMaterials database we are pleased to inform that the trial has been extended to 30 May 2017 to allow for a full review of this resource for the materials science, chemistry and engineering user communities.

To access the trial please go to:

http://materials.springer.com/

or off campus login via Shibboleth or via ezproxy here:

http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=http://materials.springer.com/
Please send your valuable feedback on this resource to Clair Castle, Librarian at the Department of Chemistry, at cmc32@cam.ac.uk.

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SpringerMaterials trial access begins today

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Trial access to SpringerMaterials starts today and ends on 2nd May.

Please go to http://materials.springer.com/ (access within the University of Cambridge only) to get access to the complete database, which has been specifically designed to save you a LOT of time when searching for materials properties.

Please send your valuable feedback on this resource to Clair Castle, Librarian at the Department of Chemistry, at cmc32@cam.ac.uk.

About the database:

SpringerMaterials is a comprehensive database for identifying materials properties and covers data from materials science, physics, physical and inorganic chemistry, engineering and other related fields.

Vast collection of quality content:

  • Covering multiple material types, property classes and applications.

Interactive functionality saving time:

  • Interactive crystal structures, data tables, phase diagrams, and fast data export are tools help save critical time and provide deep insights into material structures and properties.

Materials science related search options:

  • Multiple search tools to quickly find material property data.

Trusted and curated resource:

  • Thousands of materials science experts around the globe work to ensure the high quality of the platform.

How SpringerMaterials helps researchers:

  • Access the most comprehensive and multidisciplinary collection of materials and chemical properties with extensive coverage of all major topics in materials science and related disciplines.
  • Take advantage of the best and most trusted materials science sources such as Landolt Börnstein data on a single platform. Comprising journals, books and standalone data sets.
  • Save time with accurate and efficient search results using multiple specialized search and result refinement functions.
  • Take advantage of interactive functionalities to analyze, manipulate and visual different data types quickly.
  • Integrate materials data types easily in your research workflow with data export in standard formats.

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SpringerMaterials webinar and trial access coming soon!

SpringerMaterials is a comprehensive database for identifying materials properties and covers data from materials science, physics, physical and inorganic chemistry, engineering and other related fields.

SpringerMaterials research benefits:

  • A single platform covering curated data from all major topics in materials science, chemistry, physics and engineering
  • Take advantage of specialized integrated features to analyze, manipulate, and visualize different data types
  • Save time with multiple search methods and advanced result refining options
  • Export data in multiple formats for further use in other software/applications

The University has arranged trial access to SpringerMaterials from 5th April until 2nd May, during which time you will be able to access the complete database. Details of how to access the database will be circulated on 5th April.

A webinar* demonstrating the database will take place on 5th April between 14:30 and 15:15. You can attend this remotely or view it in the Todd-Hamied Room, Department of Chemistry. If you are not able to attend on the day, the webinar will be available throughout the trial period, but we would strongly recommend that you attend on the day as it will highlight the most relevant and useful features and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Please register your attendance at the webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3688859693808838915

Please let us know that you want to attend the webinar in person here: https://doodle.com/poll/mux298zu2c4w3tc3

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National Chemical Database Service: help to justify its continued support

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Do you know about or already use the National Chemical Database Service (NCDS)?

It is an EPSRC-funded service provided by the Royal Society of Chemistry to all students and other members of UK academic institutions. It brings together tools and resources for UK researchers in chemistry and related fields.

All web-based services are freely accessible from any UK academic network. These include:

  • ACD/I-Lab – an online tool which features predictions and databases of physicochemical properties and NMR spectral information.an online tool which features predictions and databases of physicochemical properties and NMR spectral information.
  • Available Chemicals Directory (ACD) – a database of commercially available chemicals that can be searched by structure.
  • Chemicalize – a public web resource which identifies chemical structures in webpages and other text using ChemAxon’s Name to Structure parsing.
  • ChemSpider – a free chemical structure database providing access to over 28 million structures, properties and associated information from more than 400 data sources.
  • Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) – a collection of over 600,000 small-molecule organic and organometallic crystal structures that can be visualised and downloaded.
  • CrystalWorks – provides access to the wide range of crystallographic structural data made available by the Chemical Database Service.
  • DETHERM -one of the world’s largest thermophysical databases and contains data for 4,200,000 data sets, 129,500 mixtures, and 38,850 pure compounds.
  • Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD) – the world’s largest database for fully identified inorganic crystal structures.
  • SPRESIweb – allows users to search 5.52 million molecules and 4.26 million reactions, extracted from 675,000 references and 164,000 patents covering the years 1974 – 2011.

Find more information about these resources here.

Help to demonstrate the scientific impact of the NCDS

The NCDS needs your help:

The National Chemical Database Service is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council on the basis that it meets a community need: access to specialist databases that enable research in chemistry and related fields. As part of EPSRC’s routine review of mid-range facility provision, we are preparing an application (called a Statement of Need) to justify continued support of the NCDS after 2017. While we will collate the application on behalf of our Advisory Board, it represents the views and needs of the UK scientific community, so your input is vital to its success. You can help us ensure that all of UK academia retains access to the NCDS resources in the following ways:

Please see the post on the Chemical Database Service Blog here.

e-EROS Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis

We hope this database will be of use to chemists.

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The University of Cambridge now has access to the important reference work for reagents and catalysts for the study or organic synthesis, e-EROS Encyclopedia of Reagents for Organic Synthesis.

The Encyclopedia can be accessed via this link or via the Cambridge LibGuides Databases A-Z.

e-EROS gives detailed information on more than 4,500 reagents and catalysts, and every year more than 200 new or updated articles are added in order to keep the Database up-to-date.

A representation of quite a small molecule: an isomer of the alkane C16H34. Possibly the simplest molecule that can never be made.

Access has been enabled by collaboration between the University Library, the Betty and Gordon Moore Library and the Department of Chemistry Library.

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Thing 19 – Text and Data Mining — 23 Research Things Cambridge

Text and data mining (TDM) is a process through which large amounts of information can be analysed electronically. This allows researchers to work through far more research content than they would ever be able to do manually. Interested and want to learn more? Well check out our brief intro video below and then get cracking […]

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